10 Nov 2021

Remembrance Sunday

The Isle of Wight Council will be represented at a number of services across the Island to mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend.

In Newport, a maroon will be fired from Newport Fire Station on Remembrance Day (11 November) at 11am to officially mark two minutes silence and again at the finish.

On Remembrance Sunday (14 November) a service of remembrance will be held in Newport Minster following the two-minute silence at 11am. Her Majesty’s representative, Lord-Lieutenant Major Mrs Susie Sheldon JP; council leader, Lora Peacey-Wilcox; council chair, Councillor Geoff Brodie and council Armed forces Champion, Councillor Ian Dore will be in attendance and laying wreaths along with other dignitaries and representatives, including Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely; the Youth Council, Police and Royal British Legion Newport and Carisbrooke Branch President, Andy Pound.

Proceedings will start with processions led by the Royal British Legion from Drill Hall Road, Newport at 10.30am and by the Isle of Wight Council's mace bearer from Newport Guildhall to St Thomas' Square at 10.50am, where the processions will join for prayers before the formal silence.

The wreath laying ceremony will follow, before the service of remembrance in Newport Minster.

The newly appointed Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Ian Dore, will be reading the Exhortation and the
Kohima Epitaph.

There will be a second parade following the service, where the Lord-Lieutenant will take the salute on Newport High Street.

Council members will also be present and laying wreaths at a number of other services and ceremonies taking place across the Island on Sunday.

If you're heading to a commemorative event or gathering, please remember to do it safely to protect each other.
- Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.
- Wear a mask where appropriate, such as in crowded and indoor areas.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap or use hand sanitiser.
- Take a rapid response LFT test before and after any commemorative events to check you're not spreading COVID-19 amongst your community without knowing.
- If you feel unwell, start to develop symptoms or test positive on a LFT test, self-isolate and book a PCR test. You should not attend any commemorative events if you are self-isolating. 

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  • The Isle of Wight Council will be represented at a number of services across the Island.
  • In Newport, a service of remembrance will be held in Newport Minster on Sunday 14 November following the two-minute silence at 11am.
Isle of Wight, UK