December 1, 2020

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Remembrance Day service is well attended

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A Remembrance Day ceremony marking the 75 years since the end of the war attracted a larger than usual turnout of people who came to pay their respects to the fallen.

A packed cross denominational ceremony took place at St Anne’s Church n the morning, attended people including the President, States Members, Jurats, armed forces veterans and the families of those who had served, plus school pupils and teachers, Scouts, the RNLI and many Alderney residents.

Afterwards they processed down Victoria Street for a wreath laying ceremony in the Memorial Garden.

Musician Danni Woodnutt, currently in the UK, had sent a special recording of the Last Post that was played as Royal British Legion representatives somberly lowered their standards.

States of Alderney President addressed those gathered. He said:

‘We come together in solidarity to recognise the sacrifice that has been made on all our behalves in order that we may live and enjoy the freedom that so many countries don’t.

‘We come together at a unique time in so far as we have been blessed to able to have our service in church whereas in the UK the only services that can take place are outdoors.’

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