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First joint Armistice Day service comes to Guernsey

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A new service has been held to commemorate Armistice Day in Guernsey.

The first Combined Nations Armistice Day service took place this morning at Fort George's Military Cemetery where both British and German soldiers are laid to rest.

The idea follows several years of an informal service organised by St Peter Port Senior Constable Dennis Le Moignan, and has the blessing of Guernsey's Royal British Legion.

It aims to remember those who lost their lives but also to recognise the importance of reconciliation.

Our Military Cemetery at Fort George is the final resting place for a combination of nationalities, including both British and German servicemen, so we felt it would be fitting to formalise a commemorative service that reflects this.

– Major Bob Place, Royal British Legion in Guernsey

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