Silence observed in High Street at 11am.
BLUSTERY weather failed to curb Honiton residents’ determination to remember the fallen on Armistice Day.
A large crowd gathered around the town’s war memorial earlier today to observe the traditional two minute silence.
The start and finish of the silence were marked with a maroon and the sound of a bugle being played.
Mick Robson, chairman of the Honiton branch of the Royal British Legion, led the start of the ceremony.
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He was joined by fellow Legion member Chris Sinden.
As Legion standard bearers lowered their flags to the ground, Roger Sleeman, principal cornet player with Honiton Band, played the bugle.
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Following the silence, prayers were led by the Reverend Allan Sheath, the team vicar, and the Reverend Sue Roberts, the Rector of Honiton.
Students from Honiton Community College attended the event with principal Glenn Smith to show their respect.
Civic leaders, including the mayor, Councillor Peter Fleming, stood alongside members of the public.
Police officers, volunteers from Allhallows Museum and staff from this newspaper also attended the event.
Wreaths will be laid on Sunday.