SLIDESHOW: Hundreds honour the fallen

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The city fell silent as hundreds paid tribute to the fallen heroes to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Service men and women, including veterans and serving soldiers, paraded through the streets across the district.

Service Men & Women, including veterans and members of the public, parade through the streets for Rememberance Day in Lancaster. 09.11.2014

Service Men & Women, including veterans and members of the public, parade through the streets for Rememberance Day in Lancaster. 09.11.2014

This year’s services also marked the centenary of World War One.

Many services were held, the procession at Lancaster Town Hall began at 10.25am and was followed by a service in the Priory Church.

The parade and march ended at Lancaster Town Hall.

Another two-minute silence in memory of the dead was held at the Cenotaph on Marine Road, Morecambe.

The procession to the cenotaph began at 10.20am on Sunday November 9.

The right worshipful the Mayor of Lancaster, councillor Susie Charles, said: “In this centenary year of World War One, attending remembrance services across the district has been particularly poignant this year.

“The centenary has provided a special focus for many to remember all who died for their country in pursuit of peace in the two World Wars and also those injured or traumatised by more recent operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq.

“Although I never met him, the centenary commemorations bring alive the character of my grandfather, who was killed in action at Ypres on 2nd May 1915.”

Eric Ollerenshaw MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood said: “I was fortunate to be able to attend a number of Remembrance Sunday events across my constituency and was pleased to see so many people, especially lots of young people who came out in force to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“It was especially poignant this year, the 100th anniversary of the first World War and my thanks go to everyone who organised or participated in an event.”