York Falls Silent For Armistice Day Tributes


Story by Alex Ross in The Press.


A Poignant day of moving tributes to York’s war dead saw the city fall silent at 11am.

Armistice Day was remembered throughout the city and North Yorkshire – 97 years to the day since the end of the First World War.

Veterans from York’s branch of the Royal British Legion, North Yorkshire Police and the Railway Ex-Servicemen’s Association were joined by hundreds of residents at the city’s British Railways War Memorial in Station Rise for a short service and two minutes silence.

Ian Sparks, 60, a veteran of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) was at the memorial and said the service was a chance to remember his father, who was rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk during the Second World War, and his grandfather, a veteran of the Great War.

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