Burnham-On-Sea war veterans and residents
mark Armistice Day
war veterans and local residents joined millions of people across
Britain in remembering those who have died at war during a two-minute
silence to mark Armistice Day on Friday
silence, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, represented
the moment when all guns stopped at the end of World War I.
gathering of almost 50 people, which included Burnham and Highbridge
Mayor Eric Gill, assembled in Burnham-On-Sea High Street at 11am
to mark the occasion. Traffic was briefly stopped as those present
took the opportunity to reflect.
Highbridge's Southwell House Trust Committee hosted an act of
Remembrance on Friday as well. The Vicar of Highbridge conducted
a short service in which ex-Navy serviceman, Vincent Derham, read
the citation and Town and District Councillor Derek Cooper laid
a wreath in front of the Railway Apprentice's plaque and the Frank
Foley plaque in the Garden of Remembrance.
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