Armistice Day marked with wreath laying, multi-faith service and two minute silence

Service at the Destiny memorial Photo Adam Tinnion

Armistice Day has been marked in Ramsgate today (November 11)  wreath laying ceremony at the ‘Destiny’ memorial in Albion Gardens and a ceremony in the town centre followed by a two minute silence at 11am.

November 11 is Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11am in 1918, with Remembrance Sunday always the second Sunday in November.

Photo Adam Tinnion

Ramsgate mayor Raushan Ara said: “A massive thank you to Father Paul Worledge for conducting the service at the Destiny and Carl Whitewood of Salvation Army and Rabbi Cliff Cohen from Thanet Synagogue for the multifaith service in the town centre and everyone who attended the services, members from RNA, Navy, Royal Air Force, RNLI and police.

Photo Adam Tinnion

“It was wonderful to see so many people standing together remembering those who have sacrificed their lives. Let’s hope in the future war doesn’t take place at any cost,”

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Staff and councillors at the Thanet council offices in Margate also stood outside to observe the two minute silence.

Photo Frank Leppard

Remembrance services will be held across the isle on Sunday, November 13 for people to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Thanet Remembrance Services 2022