VETERANS gathered at a city park to honour the dead and wounded from the county’s regiment.

The special wreath-laying ceremony, held in Gheluvelt Park, was organised by the Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association to commemorate the 100th anniversary of “peace day” - the day in 1919 when the public took to the streets to honour the sacrifices of the men who served in the First World War.

On the morning of Friday, July 19, veterans met in the park to hear a reading about the history of Peace Day, before gathering for a playing of the last post and placing of a wreath at the stone monument in the park.

The small group of former soldiers stood to attention as the last post was played, and a tribute was read out, including the last lines of Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For the Fallen’

Nigel Fish, regimental association chairman, said: “This is a chance to pay our respects to the wounded members of the regiment.

“Often we pay respects to the dead but tend to forget that there are so many more wounded who have to live on after.”

Peace Day 1919 was created out of a committee chaired by the then foreign secretary Lord Curzon.

The plan was originally to have a four-day celebration in August, but this was reduced to a single day in July.

On the day itself, thousands of veterans and their families lined the streets of London for the procession.