Devon Remembers flag raising ceremony on Armistice Day

Members of the Devon Remembers Steering Group were joined by Devon County Council Staff and elected Members on 11th November 2014 for an Act of Remembrance and to raise the Devon Remembers flag.IMG_4358

Dr Phil Norrey, Chief Executive spoke about the background and range of activities included in the county-wide partnership project and Councillor George Gribble, Chairman of the Council led a call for remembrance (see below).  The flag was raised by Commodore Jake Moores OBE, President of the Devon Royal British Legion.

IMG_4369Students and staff from Isca college performed The Last Post on the bugle prior to the 2 minutes silence, and the Ode to Remembrance being read.  Isca students in their Cadet uniforms provided a very smart guard of honour.

Devon Remembers flags have also been flown over the Exeter Guildhall and the Town Hall in Torquay.

A Call to Remember:

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the guns fell silent on the Western Front, to bring to an end the First World War.  Our nation and commonwealth has recalled that moment through our Armistice and Remembrance events down the decades, decades during which the men and women of our armed services have continued to pay the ultimate sacrifice.  And so, during this centenary period we stand here today to remember lives sacrificed in the service of our Country, and those traumatised and injured in conflict.  May we have such a devotion to justice and freedom that the heroism of all who fought, and still fight, may continue to be remembered in a world of peace.