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Island falls silent for those lost in war

The Isle of Man has been remembering those who have been lost in war.

There was particular poignancy this year as Remembrance Sunday co-incides with Armistice Day, the anniversary
of the end of the First World War.

Services of remembrance have been taking place around the Island.

One of the largest was held at St Thomas's in Douglas this morning, where Douglas Corporation held its annual event.

It was attended by the Lieutenant Governor for the first time. His Excellency normally attends a service in Onchan.

Archdeacon Andy Brown gave a powerful address:

After the service at St Thomas' a parade then formed and marched to the war memorial on the promenade where the two minutes silence was observed at 11 o'clock, where the start of the silence was signalled by a maroon for the last time.
From next year a firework style rocket will be launched at the beginning of the silence.

The Kohima epitaph was then read out by President of the Douglas Branch of the Royal British Legion, Peter Fletcher:

The Lieutenant Governor, Adam Wood, placed the first wreath at the foot of the war memorial, before members of numerous organisations came forward to place their wreaths:

This afternoon, the Isle of Man National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Royal Chapel of St Johns at 3pm, attended by the Lieutenant Governor and the Chief Minister.

Members of the public who wish to attend are asked to be seated in the church by 2.45pm


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