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 10 November) ahead of Armistice Day on 11 November.
At the 11th hour, the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Chris Myers, led a poignant ceremony attended by other civic dignitaries, our 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, Arthur Neal, 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 Father Stefan Chrysostomou from St Mary’s Church in Potters Bar.
Cllr Myers said: “I was honoured to lead today’s ceremony to pay respects to those who sacrificed their lives in both world wars, and all subsequent conflicts.
“The two-minute silence gave us all an opportunity to think of all who endured and continue to endure suffering in the name of war.
“I also had the privilege of visiting the Royal British Legion (RBL) club in Borehamwood this month and talking to representatives from local RBL branches where I learnt more about the significance of remembrance and the Poppy Appeal.”
Cllr Myers will be attending a wreath-laying ceremony at St Mary's Church, Potters Bar, on Remembrance Sunday and will be represented at seven other Remembrance Sunday services across the borough by borough councillors and our senior staff.
For more information about Remembrance Sunday, visit: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/
We have produced two videos of Cllr Myers’ visit to the Royal British Legion. To watch, please click on the links:
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Posted on Friday 10th November 2023