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.
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.
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.
On Armistace Day - The young joined the old - in paying tribute and remembering those who sacrificed their lives fighting for our country. Shopping centres - factories - offices and schools fell silent. Leading the service in Brighton was 100-year-old - blind veteran - Ron Freer - once a Japanese prisoner of war. Andrew Pate reports.
Edwina Smart from Southampton had only just found out that her great uncle's name was on the cenotaph in Southampton.
She and her mother planned to remember Edwin Thirlwell Adamson together but sadly her mother passed away.
Edwina brought a flower from yesterday's funeral to the cenotaph in Southampton this morning and said her great uncle would be proud to think that he would be remembered.
Canterbury Cathedral observed today's silence with a Book of Remembrance.
The service was conducted by the Dean and Chapter, the Reverend Robert Willis.
The book remembers those who fell in the line of duty with the East Kent Regiment, the Buffs.
After the two minutes silence and act of Remembrance, pages in the Books of Remembrance were turned, and poppy wreaths laid by representatives of the Buffs, The Queen's Regiment, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and their allied Regiment, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, the Kent Yeomanry, and the 21st Lancers.
People gathered in Brighton station to remember the fallen.
100-year-old Ron Freer, who was a prisoner-of-war, will lead the Armistice Day parade and laid a wreath at the station memorial.