A two-minute silence to remember the nation’s war dead has been observed by officials and members of the public in Borehamwood today (Friday 11 November), Armistice Day.
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor John Graham, led a poignant ceremony attended by other civic dignitaries, Hertsmere Borough Councillors and employees and members of the public outside our Civic Offices.
As part of the ceremony, a reading was given by Royal British Legion Representative, Carol Denbigh, before bugler, Adrian Temple, 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, Reverend Oliver Blease.
Cllr Graham said: “It was an immense honour to lead today’s ceremony to pay respects to those who tragically lost their lives in both world wars, and all subsequent conflicts.
“The two-minute silence gave us an opportunity to remember those who volunteered, sacrificed, served, fought, and died, for our freedom.
“We also pay our respects to the nurses and doctors, the soldiers’ families, and all who endured and continue to endure suffering in the name of war. We particularly hold the people of Ukraine in our minds on this day."
Cllr Graham will be attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Radlett War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday and will be represented at seven other Remembrance Sunday services across the borough.
For more information about Remembrance Sunday, visit: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/
Posted on Friday 11th November 2022