2019 marked the first year that a new Community Act of Remembrance aimed at Mill End and Maple Cross residents took place and residents came out in their hundreds to pay their respects last month.
Put together by Alex Cutmore and working with The Reach Free School, the community were able to remember those who have, and still do, dedicate their lives to ensure our peace and freedom on November 10.
Speaking to RickyNews, Alex said: I was overwhelmed with the response the parade and service had. Nearly 300 people attended, and the sun shone.
“The service lasted about 25 minutes. There were contributions from several representatives from across our communities.
“The feedback I’ve received has been really positive, with many asking if we can do it every year. We certainly hope to and have learned a lot from this year, which will allow us to tweak things a bit to make it even better.
“I would like to thank The Reach Free School for allowing us to use the grounds and to all those who helped, supported, encouraged and attended. I couldn’t have done it without you. You made the seed of an idea become reality. And I’m very grateful.
“Here’s to next year.”