Crowds watched as the clock chimed at 11am.
Crowds watched as the clock chimed at 11am.

Many gathered to witness war veterans of both world wars observe a two-minute silence in Market Square.

 

 

Market Square held host to representatives of the Royal British Legion, the Lord Mayor and the Sheriff of Nottingham as they stood in front of the council house in silence.

Many members of the public joined them as they paid their respects to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.

Remembrance Day provides a chance for the country to come together and remember those who fought in the wars.

Although the date marks the end of the First World War, the service is now held to honour fallen servicemen and women from all conflicts.

War Veterans in front of council house, along with Lord Mayor and Sheriff.
War Veterans in front of council house, along with Lord Mayor and Sheriff.

World War Two veteran, Michael Simonds said: “I think it’s wonderful that so many people have paid respect today. It’s their way of saying thank you and we are all honoured.”

He also described how the two minute silence feels to him: “It feels sad as all you can do is remember all those who you were with.

“On the other hand you feel proud that the whole country comes together for just two minutes to honour your friends.”

When asked if he believes people will ever stop the tradition of wearing poppies he answered: “No, if that ever happens it will be a sad day. I won’t be around but I’ll still be disappointed.”

Remembrance Day means something to everyone and the people of Nottingham showed they were proud to be British on the 11th.

Veterans made their way to the pub after the ceremony at the council house, as they do every year. A tradition, just like the two minute silence, which will never end.

People of Nottingham show their respect in Market square.
People of Nottingham show their respect in Market square.