St Albans honours Anzac Day

Mayor laying wreath

Mayor laying wreath - Credit: Archant

Tributes at the annual Anzac service in St Albans were led by the Mayor who laid a wreath at the Hatfield Road Cemetery on Sunday.

Anzac Day is the national day of remembrance to commemorate Australians and New Zealanders. Many who fought in the First and Second World Wars are buried at the St Albans cemetery.

Mayor Annie Brewster said: “It was a privilege to lay a wreath in remembrance of servicemen from Australia, New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries. It was particularly poignant as this year marks 100 years since the start of the First World War.”

Members of the Royal British Legion, the Royal Air Force Association, the Royal Naval Association and the Burma Star Association joined representatives of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland to pay their respects.

The ceremony included a procession to the cenotaph and a short service led by Canon Tony Hurle.