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Thetford puts on yellow and white for Remembrance

Representatives from St Mary’s Thetford chose yellow and white as their colours in a town ceremony to mark Remembrance Day.

On Sunday November 14, representatives from St Mary’s Parish in Thetford joined with other community groups and dignitaries from across the county to remember those who have died as a result of war and conflicts. 

The parish banner was marched through the town accompanied with a special wreath specifically made for the occasion. 

The wreath, made from yellow and white carnations symbolised the Catholic Church. Paul Gilbert, Chair of the Parish Council said: “The idea for a yellow and white wreath came from a discussion with the Royal British Legion as each colour has a specific meaning with remembrance. The colours correspond with those of the Vatican flag. It is symbolic in many different ways.”

“White symbolises peace and remembering all of have died because of war, both those in the armed forces and civilians. Yellow symbolises the disappointment of war and also optimism for peace and reconciliation between all nations and communities.”

The parade assembled at the town’s marketplace, in preparation for the two-minute silence at 11am. A number of the townspeople movingly came out to support this act of remembrance.

Pictured above are Nathan Connor with the parish banner and Paul Gilbert with the special wreath from the Royal British Legion.