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Military heroes honoured

County Hall fell silent today to pay respect to generations of British servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Chairman David Munro marked Remembrance Day by leading a wreath-laying ceremony at Surrey County Council’s headquarters following two minutes’ silence in honour of the fallen.

Mr Munro said: “It is important to pay our respects and remember the sacrifices made by those who lost their lives in our name, as well as those who risk their lives for us today. We must ensure that they are never forgotten.

“I feel extremely proud to be paying tribute to the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. The defence of this country and its people is fundamental to our wellbeing and prosperity and those who take responsibility for delivering it have more than earned the nation’s respect and heartfelt gratitude.”

Among those paying tribute were Surrey leader David Hodge and deputy leader Peter Martin.

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