Clitheroe’s Pause to Remember

Clitheroe's two minutes' silence for the national Pause to Remember on November 11th at 11 a.m.
Clitheroe's two minutes' silence for the national Pause to Remember on November 11th at 11 a.m.

CLITHEROE fell silent at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in solemn remembrance of all those who have given their lives for our freedom.

There was a good turnout of all ages at the Castle Gates as Clitheroe joined in the national Pause to Remember at 11 a.m. on the anniversary of the Armistice Day which brought the First World War to a close in 1918.

It was called “the war to end all wars”, but sadly it was not so and the annual November 11th act of remembrance is for all those who have fallen in war, with our service personnel still in daily peril around the globe.

As well as a smattering of veterans, some proudly wearing their medals, there were many schoolchildren among those who stood in silence for two minutes at the Castle Gates – a new generation learning the message of “lest we forget”.