Armistice Day: Nation falls silent to honour those who lost their lives in conflict
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 11/11/2021
The nation has fallen silent to honour those who have lost their lives in conflict exactly 103 years after the end of the First World War.
From 11am, people across the UK observed a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
The Duchess of Cornwall was at the 93rd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, which has been held in the grounds of the Abbey since November 1928.
Camilla laid a cross as she honoured the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.
In Staffordshire, a service of remembrance took place at the National Memorial Arboretum on top of the Armed Forces Memorial, featuring readings, musical performances and wreath laying.
A single gun fired at 11am from Edinburgh Castle, while local government officials from the city were expected to join members of the Armed Forces for a wreath laying ceremony at the Scott Monument.
The two-minute silence was also marked at the Scottish Parliament and by COP26 President Alok Sharma at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow.
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