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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Armistice Day commemorated through the South

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

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.

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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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