On Sunday 11th November thousands of memorial services were taking place honouring the bravery, heroic efforts and sacrifices that were made in the past wars.
In Tenterden, a piper played at 6am from the Church Tower and later in the morning the High Street was closed to allow for the parade from the recreation ground to the High Street where hundreds of people attended the War Memorial for the Service of Remembrance and two minutes silence. Dignitaries and residents gathered to lay wreaths.
In the early evening at the recreation ground there was a service and the lighting of the beacon which was also taking place across the country, representing an end to the darkness of war and return to the light of peace.
Poppies are said to be the first flowers to emerge from the graves of soldiers who died on Flanders Field, these poppies have now come to symbolise remembrance and hope.