Armistice Day memorial

| 11/11/2009

(Telegraph): The nation fell silent at 11am today as the passing of the First World War generation was marked at a moving Westminster Abbey memorial service for Armistice Day. The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, senior politicians and the heads of the Armed Forces gathered for the ceremony in central London. Former and serving military personnel joined members of the public in standing for the traditional two-minute silence to remember the sacrifice of those who have died for their country. The service was held following the deaths this year of the final three British veterans of the Great War. William Stone died in January, aged 108, followed in July by Henry Allingham, 113, and Harry Patch, 111.

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