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UK remembers fallen heroes


LONDON – Churches across the UK held remembrance services on Sunday in honour of the country’s fallen heroes who died during conflicts.

The remembrance was on the sidelines of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, and 70 years since the D-Day landing.

The remembrance also commemorates the end of Britain’s conflict in Afghanistan.

The Europe correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Queen Elizabeth II led the nation in a remembrance ceremony at the cenotaph in Central London.

The Queen led other royals, and Prime Minister David Cameron as well as 46 High Commissioners from Commonwealth countries, in laying wreaths at the Cenotaph.

Meanwhile, security remained tight in London following Thursday’s arrest of four men over alleged terrorism plot to disrupt the remembrance ceremony.

Gen. Nicholas Houghton, UK’s Chief of Defence Staff, in a statement said “the proximity of the sense of threat at the weekend had intensified security levels.

“But we’ve got to keep continuing our normal life.’’(NAN)

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