There was a good turn out today from villagers of all ages upwards from babes in arms and Scouts and Guides to hear the names read out of the men of the parish listed on the Parish War Memorial in Devoran churchyard.
This was followed by a dipping of banners carried by the Scouts and Guides throughout the Last Post and Two Minute’s Silence, a pause for reflection shared across the nation, before moving on to a service of remembrance in the Church.
A mild Autumn day with sunshine and fallen leaves.
Poppy crosses and wreaths left around the base of the memorial to tell passers-by that these names are not forgotten.
Hearing the names read out, after having spent much time researching them to ensure their stories and are not forgotten, is both a somber and reassuring moment that these men of the village are still part of village life as they had once been and would have been if they had lived.
Remembered today by their families and villagers.
Posted by the Devoran War Memorial Project, Remembrance Sunday, 13 March 2016.