Remembrance: Readers express their pride and gratitude

Readers have spoken movingly of their pride and gratitude at this time of remembrance.

Saturday, 12th November 2016, 9:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:08 pm
Bradley Stroud (12) from HMS Excellent Royal Marine Cadets.

Picture: Sarah Standing
Bradley Stroud (12) from HMS Excellent Royal Marine Cadets. Picture: Sarah Standing

They honoured those who paid the supreme sacrifice - and all those who served or are serving - in comment on our Facebook page as we broadcast live coverage of the Armistice Day service at the war memorial in Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square yesterday.

Here are just a few of more than 500 comments we received.

Debbie Smith: Thank you to the news for showing this I’m sat with my pupil who is 10 years old and he sat quietly the whole time watching this.

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Bradley Stroud (12) from HMS Excellent Royal Marine Cadets. Picture: Sarah Standing

Kelly O’Leary: Bless those who have sacrificed so much - there’s no greater gift for the sake of freedom. May God protect our troops and the Angels of those that served before them.

Jade Jones: “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. - Joseph Rodman Drake”

Peter Hicks: Always in my heart are are armed forces the present and the past and fallen. May God bless you all keep you all safe and sound. RIP to those who have fought for us all. Amen.’

Riki Albuery: As a former Paratrooper born and bred in Portsmouth it was great to watch my “Local Remembrance Day Service” from the deserts of Iraq. Thank Paddy Doherty: On behalf of Portsmouth south Royal British Legion we would like to thank all the standard bearers veterans and everyone else who joined us for this morning’s service.

Bradley Stroud (12) from HMS Excellent Royal Marine Cadets. Picture: Sarah Standing

Candy Warren: My grandad was a Dessert Rat in WWll and I still remember with great respect also to many others who never made it home. RIP to the many fallen Ray Sheppard: We are forever in the debt of our brave veterans for our freedom. Let’s never forget and always respect them.

Leigh-ann O’Donnell: My 2 year old daughter is soooo respectful.. sat on my lap nice and quietly x x

Donna Lewis: Thank you for our freedom, we will never forget your bravery and sacrifice ❤

Amanda M Southam: We will NOT forget those that fought for our Queen and Country and continue to fight to keep us safe we thank you x

Simon Essjay Andrews · 12:47 Watching from Torquay, Grew up in Gosport, hearing Naval guns from Plymouth

Laura McInnes: I am in New York, and this makes me feel closer to home..

Mecheill Bailey: Thank you so much for the live streaming because my poorly husband had a chance to watched it. He planned to attend today and wear his beret to honour who served and to the soldiers who are still in service. God bless them all x

Hayley Offley: Love and miss u Lewie today more than ever u did me so proud as did everyone else

Michelle Luke: Rest in peace all those who have their lives for our freedom. And thank you to all those currently serving xx

Sheri Hart: Nice to see the community of Portsmouth coming together and remembering those lost

Luke Goring: This makes me proud to be British... R.I.P lest we forget

Alan Theakston: Praise to the group of school children, who kept the two minutes silence.

Well done Arundel Court School.

Lisa Las Vegas-Sparkle: RIP Uncle Bobby who fought so we could have our today!

Kathy Everest: God bless them one and all. RIP gone but never forgotten ❤❤