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Mayor Leads Armistice Day Service

Last Modified November 11, 2021

A two-minute silence to remember the nation’s war dead has been observed by officials and members of the public in Borehamwood today (Thursday 11 November), Armistice Day.

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Anne Swerling, 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 Brian Dee, before a bugler played the Last Post and the crowd fell silent to remember those who have been affected by war and conflict.

The ceremony ended with the raising of the Remembrance Day flag and a prayer from the Mayor's Chaplain, Father Andrew Burton.

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Cllr Swerling said: “It was a privilege to lead today’s ceremony in honour of those who tragically lost their lives in both the world wars, as well as all subsequent conflicts.

"The two minutes' silence gives us an opportunity to reflect on the suffering endured by the brave war heroes, and to honour
their sacrifice.

"We wear our poppies with pride today, as today marks 100 years since the establishment of the first British Poppy Day, on the third anniversary of the end of the First World War.

"We must acknowledge that without the soldiers who served, we would not have the freedom we have today, and we are blessed to have the continued protection given by the soldiers who continue serving our country.”


Posted on Thursday 11th November 2021

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