Vale of Glamorgan Council hosts first virtual Armistice Day Service
The Armistice Day wreath laying ceremony and two-minute silence were held on the Civic Office Forecourt in Barry, with the service being streamed via the Council’s social media channels.
Adhering to government social distancing guidance, the ceremony was limited to The Mayor, Deputy Lieutenant, High Sheriff, political leaders of the Council and representatives of the Armed Forces, Merchant Navy Assoc, War Widows Assoc, RAFA and the Royal British Legion.
The short service was streamed via Facebook Live, capturing a welcome announcement from the Mayor, who said: “Today the 11th November, we are here commemorating Armistice Day, and in a few moments, it will be 11 o’clock.
“Despite the difficulties posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we have gathered in limited numbers to observe the two-minute silence. Let us pause and remember those who gave their lives in two world wars and in more than 70 other conflicts, that we might enjoy the peace and freedom obtained at such a high price.”
The start and end of the silence were marked by the playing of the Last Post and Reveille, with the service ending with the national anthems.