Britain honors those who have fallen into a silent tribute on Armistice Day


Britain remains silent in honor of those who lost their lives in conflict.

After the first two minutes of silence were observed on November 11, 1919, on the anniversary of the truce, two minutes of silence were held nationwide at 11:00 am, the 102nd anniversary.

Each year, a two-minute silent prayer marks the end of the four-year conflict of 1918, and an agreement was reached between Germany and its allies on “11 hours on November 11th.”

The Duchess of Cornwall was in the 93rd Memorial Field of Westminster Abbey, which has been held on the monastery grounds since November 1928.

The Field of Remembrance was silenced at 11am, with hundreds of veterans from Camilla and past conflicts standing still as Big Ben’s chime rang.

Everyone observed a two-minute silent prayer as London’s traffic passed.

Not long ago, Dr. David Foil, Dean of Westminster, gathered and prayed before the final post rang.

In Staffordshire, a commemorative ceremony was held at the National Memorial Arboretum above the Armed Forces Memorial, including readings, music performances, and wreath laying.

The arboretum included the Duchess of Gloucester and Defense Minister Baroness Goldie.

The wreath was also placed at the National Army Memorial in the Arboretum by Richfield Conservative MP Michael Fabricant on behalf of Congress, and by representatives of each of the three troops.

About 200 veterans and their families attended the commemorative ceremony. The monument bears the names of more than 16,000 military personnel who have been killed during their duties since the end of World War II.

At Edinburgh Castle, there was a single-gun celebration at 11am and 11.02 am, and members of the military community joined local government officials to dedicate a wreath at Princes Street Gardens’ Edinburgh Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Karen Campbell, Scotland’s National Padre, led the field services, including readings of the Vinions Line and Kohima Epituff.

The ceremony commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion Scotland.

The two-minute silence was marked by Scottish Parliament and by President Alok Sharma of Cop26 at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also stood silently in the British Pavilion at Cop 26 Thursday morning.

Holyrood chairman Alison Johnstone, along with opposition leaders and deputy prime minister John Swinney, led a two-minute silent prayer in the Scottish Parliament.

Prior to the silence, Ms. John Stone read a short excerpt from Laurence Binyon’s memorial ode before the final post was played by Trumpet.

Standing on the steps in the lobby of the parliamentary garden, Ms. John Stone chanted the Kohima inscription before the forest flower folk song was played on the bagpipes.

Last year, Armistice Day was interrupted, reminding many that they were killed from home due to pandemic restrictions.

PA

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