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'We will remember them' woman lays poppies for fallen soldiers

Remembrance Sunday may not see tributes in the same way as usual this weekend, but fallen soldiers from the wars will still be remembered by people across the UK.
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Soldiers in Eastfield Cemetery have received a poppy to mark Remembrance Sunday this year (photo: Carly Beech)

A two-minute silence will once again be held this Sunday, November 8, at 11am, and residents of Peterborough have already been wearing their poppies out of respect for those who laid their lives down. 

One resident, who only wishes to be named at Cathy, has been distributing poppies across Eastfield Cemetery to headstones of fallen soldiers. 

The cemetery, which has one large memorial, is home to many young men who lost their lives in the first and second World War. 

Cathy said: "I've been putting poppies on headstones for the last four years, ever since I started walking my dog here. 

"There is a lot that usually happens around town and in the city for Remembrance Day, but not so much in the cemeteries, so I thought I would mark this one. 

"I now collect poppies and put them on headstones out of respect. I don't know where we would be if it hadn't been for them. They were all young men, when I think about it, that could have been any of my sons."

It's even more important to remember this year, because people haven't been able to get together and give donations or show their support. 

For more information on how to donate, visit the Royal British Legion's website





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