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Hertsmere mayor leads ceremony on Remembrance Day

 Published on: 11th November 2016   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

A two-minute silence to remember the nation’s war dead has been observed today, Armistice Day, by members of the public, councillors and staff from Hertsmere Borough Council. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Pete Rutledge, led a poignant ceremony outside the council’s Civic Offices in Elstree Way, Borehamwood.  A reading was given by Royal British Legion representative Fred Grimes, before a bugle played the Last Post and the two-minute silence was held beside the Remembrance flag. This was followed by prayers from the Mayor’s Chaplain, Father Benjamin Weitzmann. Cllr Rutledge 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. “The two-minute silence is a chance for us to remember not only the thousands of civilians and soldiers killed in conflict, but the families and communities who suffered loss, and those who are living today with injuries they sustained through war. “It’s always important to look back at the past to ensure we don’t repeat the same mistakes and help shape a brighter future for us all.”

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