A two-minute silence to remember the nation’s war dead has been observed by officials and members of the public in Borehamwood today (11 November), Armistice Day.
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Rabbi Alan Plancey, led a poignant ceremony attended by other civic dignitaries, Hertsmere Borough Councillors and employees and members of the public outside the council’s Civic Offices in Elstree Way. As part of the ceremony, a reading was given by Royal British Legion representative David Lowther, before a bugle played the Last Post and the crowd fell silent to remember those who affected by war and conflict.
The ceremony ended with the raising of the Remembrance Day flag and a prayer from the Mayor's Chaplain, Rabbi Elchonon Feldman.
Cllr Plancey said: “It was a privilege to lead today's ceremony in honour of all those who lost their lives during both world wars and subsequent conflicts.
“Armistice Day is a chance for us to remember the soldiers and civilians who sacrificed their lives, so that we can live in peace and freedom.
“It is also a chance to think of their families who must live on without their loved ones and those who have suffered injuries through war, both physically and mentally.
“I want to thank everyone who attended today and hope that we can look forward to a more peaceful world.”
Posted on Monday 11th November 2019