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450 at Remembrance Sunday in Square 12 Nov 2017 (St Leonard's Church) Every seat taken in St Leonards as vicar speaks on the Poppy

Every seat in St Leonard's new seating plan (370) was taken as the Rev Duncan Fraser spoke on the poppy before the flags led the congregation to join others waiting in the square. The petals remind us of the blood sacrifice of those we remembered, the black centre spoke of the dark heart of humanity, sin, and the green leaf which spoke of the hope of God's final home and the river of life with the tree for the healing of the nations coming from Jesus. 

The flags of the uniformed organisations then led people out for the reading of the roll of honour by Brigadier Mike Stephens. As soon as this ended, eleven oclock struck for the two minute silence under a clear blue, sunny and cold sky. Wreaths were laid at the memorial cross followed by the National Anthem.

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