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Rutland and Stamford remember

Today is Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day – when those who lost their lives while fighting for their country are remembered and honoured. Across the region and the country people have paused for two minutes to remember those that have fallen.

Workplaces, schools and homes paused for two minutes at 11 o’ clock this morning to observe Armistice Day. In Oakham, a short act of remembrance that was held at the castle grounds was a public event for the first time in two years.

Armed Forces champion for Rutland, Councillor Ian Razzell, told Rutland and Stamford Sound how glad he was that the event was a public one once again:

“I think the really important thing is that we continued to hold a service of remembrance on Armistice Day even during the pandemic but it was, of course, very restricted” says Ian. “ This year it is a real pleasure to welcome the public back today in Oakham Castle which is a fabulous setting for everyone to pause and remember.”

The two minute silence observed on Armistice Day serves as a tribute to those who lost their lives while fighting for their country, marking the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 when guns across Europe fell silent and the First World War ended.

As part of wider commemorations, a special civic Remembrance parade will set off from Oakham Castle at 2.00 pm on Sunday 14 November. The parade will include contingents from 7 Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps, 7 Brigade (The Desert Rats) and 8 Engineer Brigade, along with representatives from the Royal Air Force and local veterans, Cadet, Scout and Girl Guide groups. It will pause at All Saints Church, where a service of Remembrance will be held from 2.30 pm. This is a public event and all are welcome to attend. For more details please click here: Act of Remembrance to be held at Oakham Castle | Rutland County Council

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