TOWNS and villages in the Post area fell silent on Sunday to remember those who have given their lives in conflict, and this year, to commemorate the centenary of the moment the First World War ended in 1918.

Services were held and wreaths laid, as people paused to take time to remember the fallen.

Those who were unable to attend a service near their home were able to watch the remembrance service from the Cenotaph in London, where royals, dignitaries and politicians laid wreaths, watched from the balcony of the nearby Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

This year marked a change in proceedings, as after Prince Charles laid the first wreath, a wreath was laid by German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, draped in his nation’s flag’s colours on behalf of the German people for the first time.

More locally, well attended services were held in Launceston, Camelford, Holsworthy and Bude, as well as many surrounding villages.

Young and old stood side by side to pay their respects.

See pages six and seven for a round-up of local events held.

Men, women, children and even bears visited Clawton war memorial to pay their respects over the Remembrance weekend.

Dexter Simmonds, aged four, of Tetcott, who attends Clawton Primary School, was proud to take his class bear called ‘Eddie’ from Hedgehogs Class to see the Clawton war memorial.

Dexter’s mother Louise Hearn said: “We had the bear over the weekend as a child takes him home each weekend to look after and then talk about on Monday what they have done.

“This weekend, because it was Remembrance, we wanted to take the bear to the Clawton memorial as the children have been learning about it and it’s so important to get younger generations involved in remembrance.

“We also have Australian family, who celebrate Anzac day so think a pride in the  military is something that is positive for a community.”