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Isle of Wight Falls Silent to remember those lost in the World Wars

Isle of Wight, Hampshire Sunday 11th November 2018 The Isle of Wight Council represented at a number of services across the Island to mark Remembrance Sunday today In Newport, a service of remembrance was held in Newport Minster on Sunday 11 November following the two-minute silence at 11am.

Her Majesty’s representative, Lord-Lieutenant Major General Martin White, and council chairman attended and layed wreaths along with other dignitaries and representatives, including the Youth Council lay wreaths in remembrance of those lost. 

Proceedings started with processions led by the Royal British Legion from Drill Hall Road, Newport led the Isle of Wight Council’s mace-bearer from Newport Guildhall to Sts Thomas’ Square where the processions joined for prayers before the formal silence.

The wreath laying ceremony took place before the service of remembrance in Newport Minster.
Council members 
A maroon was fired from the fire station tower in Newport, to officially mark the two minutes silence and again at the finish.  A service was also be held at the memorial in St Thomas’s Square. During processing one member of the service collapsed and an ambulance had to be called to assist them ©UKNIP
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