Observance of Armistice Day with the Royal British Legion
Posted on: 6 November 2017
The Royal British Legion will once again be observing two minutes silence on Armistice Day, which this year will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017. This is a mark of respect and acknowledgement for the sacrifices made by others in order that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom in a democratic society. Mid Devon District Council is pleased to join with representatives from the Royal British Legion in Crediton, Cullompton and Tiverton and to encourage people in the community to show their respect in observing the two minutes silence. The following arrangements have been made in the three major towns:
The Chairman of the Council, Councillor Peter Heal, together with the Mayor of Crediton, the Chairman of Crediton Hamlets Parish Council and representatives of the Royal British Legion, will join together to observe the two minutes silence at 11.00 am at the War Memorial in the High Street. Councillor Heal will make the appropriate announcement before the start of the silence. Maroons will be set off at the commencement and end of the silence.
The Deputy Leader of Mid Devon District Council, Councillor Richard Chesterton, will join with representatives from Cullompton Town Council and the Royal British Legion at the War Memorial in the Bull Ring. Maroons will be set off at the commencement and end of the silence.
The Leader of Mid Devon District Council, Councillor Clive Eginton, together with the Mayor of Tiverton and representatives from the Royal British Legion, will observe the two minutes silence in Phoenix Lane. Councillor Eginton will make the announcement before the start of the silence. As at Crediton and Cullompton, a maroon will be set off to mark the commencement and end of the silence.
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