A Nation Remembers

Mon, 11/11/2019

The Lord Mayor of Westminster paid tribute to the fallen men and women who have served in the country’s armed forces on Remembrance Sunday.

Joining Cllr Ruth Bush in laying a wreath at the Defenders’ Memorial in Westminster Abbey were members of the Royal Navy, the Army, and the Royal Air Force.

Representatives of the Metropolitan Police, Merchant Navy and the Merchant Air Service were also in attendance.

The Lord Mayor was accompanied by members of the Westminster City School Army Cadet Unit.

This was the first time in 13 years that the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving was not conducted by the Very Rev Dr John Hall, following his retirement early this month.

Cllr Bush gave a reading from, Isaiah 17: 65: “For behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth.”

Last year was the centenary of Remembrance Sunday service which first marked the end of the First World War.

It was one of three services that she attended this year, the others being at Lancaster Gate and at Covent Garden.

Cllr Bush said:

“More than 100 years on from the very first Remembrance Sunday it is good to see that this event is still strongly supported.

“And that the promise given to the men and women who died that they would never be forgotten is upheld to this day.”

A two-minute silence was held at 11am on Armistice Day November 11 to remember the people who have died in wars.

Last updated: 14 November 2019