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VIDEO AND PICTURES: Display of falling poppies lights up County Hall

 

A poignant display of falling poppies lit up County Hall to help mark Remembrance Day.

The display saw poppies cascading down Surrey County Council’s headquarters as respects were paid to generations of British servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Two near lifesize silhouettes of First World War soldiers were also installed outside the main entrance.

The ‘Silent Soldier’ tribute comes after Surrey’s Royal British Legion asked individuals, businesses and organisations in the county to display them to mark 100 years since the end of the war. It is hoped the commemorative initiative will spread countrywide.

Earlier Chairman Peter Martin, who attended the poppy display alongside Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey Michael More-Molyneux and Surrey’s High Sheriff Robert Napier, led a wreath-laying ceremony following two minutes’ silence in honour of the fallen.

Mr Martin 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 now and the falling poppies display was a fitting way to do that.”

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