Take a look at six year old Shane Weidemann, who got to fulfil a dream for a day meeting the soldiers and paying his respects. (Photo: Shane Weidemann)
Shane Weidemann, 6, sent a request to his idols - Ripon's 21 Engineer Regiment, asking if he could meet them and be part of the Remembrance Day service and lay a wreath to respect those lost.
The photos show Shane talking with the soldiers whilst admiring the memorials and displays around Ripon and Pateley Bridge.
Shane, his mum, and his grandad, also visited the cenotaph in Pateley Bridge after they had spent the day with the regiment in Ripon on Sunday, November 12.
Shane said his day with his idols was 'totally awesome' and one he will never forget. (Photo: Shane Weidemann)
Cheri Weidemann told The Gazette that his grandad also served in the war and he is lucky to have him as a role model.
Miss Weidemann said: “It’s a big part of all of our family history, he couldn’t stop talking about it after.”
Shane said: “I wanted to remember the soldiers who died in the war.
"My favourite part was laying the wreath.
Shane practised laying the wreath for three weeks so he got it right on the big day. (Photo: Shane Weidemann)
"I have such a totally awesome day.
"The soldiers were so cool and friendly.
"My grandad is my best bud, he even did a walk with me in crutches, we go on massive adventures.
“I want to be a paramedic in the Army, when I grow up.”
Shane's mum, Cheri Weidemann, told the Gazette how happy he was to talk to everyone and was constantly making those he met laugh. (Photo: Shane Weidemann)
Take a look at Shane as his dream to meet his idols is answered, and he has a day to remember.
Shane, who originally just wanted to help people on day, finally decided he would like to be a paramedic in the army when he grows up. (Photo: Shane Weidemann) Shane had been practising his straight stance for weeks and said he admired the soldiers ability to march so well. (Photo: Shane Weidemann) Six year old Shane Weidemann meeting his idols on Remembrance Day thanks to the 21 Engineer Regiment in Ripon. (Photo: Shane Weidemann) Miss Weidemann explained that Shane is such a friendly young man who says hello to people all the time, and takes his mannerisms from his grandad. (Photo: Shane Weidemann) Shane also made it to Pateley Bridge, where he is pictured in front of the cenotaph in his grandads army hat which he wore especially for the special day. (Photo: Shane Weidemann) Shane's mum told the Gazette how entertaining he was keeping up spirits and joining in with the soldiers. (Photo: Shane Weidemann) Shane took some pictures himself of the city's Mayor, the Hornblower, and the soldiers as he got up close to the action. (Photo: Shane Weidemann) Pictured: On the left Shane shows his gentle side carrying his girlfriend's bag and holding hands. On the right, Shane is pictured out with his 'best bud' - grandad.