Breamish Valley Remembrance 2021
On Sunday 14 November 2021 residents of Breamish Valley, and visitors from further afield, came to remember service personnel who died protecting our freedoms.
In a well-attended service led by Revd. Velda Nicholson people, old and young, gathered to remember the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in conflicts.
After welcoming everyone to the Powburn Community Garden, Revd. Nicolson introduced Robbie Burn BEM (Project Lead for the Breamish Valley War Memorial) who spoke briefly about the history of the memorial and the motivation for wishing to celebrate local war veterans.
The Exhortation was then given by Ian Wilkinson prior to the attendees impeccably observing the two-minute silence at 11:00am. Ian then spoke the words of the Kohima Epitaph:
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
for your tomorrow, we gave our today.
The music was provided by Pete Taylor who fittingly played on the Northumbrian Pipes:
Following the service, many who attended gathered at the Breamish Hall for light refreshments and to share memories of loved relatives, friends and associates.