Region observes two-minute silence on Armistice Day

The region fell silent at 11am on Saturday as the nation marked Armistice Day. A two-minute silence was observed throughout the South and South East.

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Blind veterans including Elizabeth, 97, commemorate Armistice Day

Millions across the country fell silent this morning to commemorate Armistice Day - remembering the fallen, and the 99th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Among them were veterans at the Blind Veterans Centre in Ovingdean, and a rather special 97 -year-old lady. Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Elizabeth Sharpe-Nelson, Corporal Alan Walker and Marine Steve Nixon.


Two-minute silence in i360 Pod

The two-minute silence is observed in the i360 Pod Credit: British Airways

As the country fell silent to mark Armistice at 1100 on Saturday, 65 cadets, veterans and military personnel observed the two-minute silence at 450ft above Brighton in the British Airways i360 pod. The tower is to be lit red on Saturday evening, in an additional act of remembrance.

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