4th Dec, 2016

Coventry remembers the fallen

Coventry Editorial 11th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

Poppies adorned the breasts of spectators, council officials and representatives from the armed forces while the cenotaph in War Memorial Park was awash with red wreaths.

Lord Mayor, Coun Michael Hammon, said: “It was lovely to see hundreds of people turn up at the War Memorial Park on Sunday to mark the City’s Remembrance Day Service.

“Whilst a solemn occasion, the city gathered to remember those that gave their lives for our freedom.”

Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, led the remembrance service.

Speaking at the War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday, the Bishop said: “It would be easy to despair.

“It would be easy to conclude that war is inevitable and that peace between human beings is impossible.

“But that is not the Coventry way.

“Coventry’s way does not deny the cruel results of human hatred but it refuses to despair. It rises from the ashes of destruction to the hope of peace.”