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11 November 2016, 11:32
Armistice Day services take place across South Coast as Two Minute Silence held at 11am.
Hampshire Armed Forces Champion urges remembrance and respect for servicemen and women
Hampshire County Council’s Armed Forces Champion has urged residents to come together on Armistice Day (11 Nov) to remember and respect the sacrifices made by servicemen and women, their families and those who put others needs before their own.
Councillor Andrew Joy, Executive Member for Communities, Partnerships and External Affairs, said: "As we stand in remembrance of our fallen countrymen and women of two world wars at ceremonies on Armistice Day and over the weekend, it is ever more appropriate that we recognise and remember with respect all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence and service of our country, in the many conflicts in which we have been involved ever since.
“It is increasingly important that we remember also those allies who have come to our aid in time of need from the Commonwealth and all around the world. We are more aware in modern times, and especially this week, of the risks to world peace and harmony as well as the continuing sacrifices and suffering of those who have so far survived, but who are deeply affected by loss, injury, ill-health and poverty.
“We should also show our respect and gratitude for those who, in so many ways, have and continue to put the needs of others before their own and who serve the cause that ultimately binds us together - humanity. In honour of their sacrifice let us come together to remember, to respect and to resolve to make a positive difference."