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Isle of Wight to host two-minute silence

Wed 9 Nov 2011

Isle of Wight to host two-minute silence

Tourists on Isle of Wight holidays this week will be expected to take part in a two-minute silence being held in order to remember those men and women who fought for their countries.

At 11:00 BST on Friday (November 11th), a maroon rocket will be launched from the top of Newport Fire Station's training tower to mark the start of the silence.

A second rocket will be fired at the end of the two minutes, while those on Isle of Wight holidays may also wish to attend a procession led by the Isle of Wight Council's mace bearer which is taking place on Sunday (November 13th).

They will walk from the Guildhall to St Thomas' Square in order to take part in a two-minute silence from 11:00 BST and a wreath-laying ceremony.

The Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle is hosting a Field of Remebrance in order to mark the occasion, with the doors open to the public tomorrow and on Friday for them to pay their respects to the dead.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-800790421-ADNFCR

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