Rugby falls silent to remember war dead

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RUGBY fell silent at 11am on the 11th day of the 11 month to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Rugby Borough Council supported the Royal British Legion in the tradition of a two-minute silence today (Friday).

Maroons were fired to mark the beginning and end of the silence – 11am and 11.02am – on Armistice Day, Friday 11 November, at Rugby Recreation Ground, Hillmorton Road. The sound could be heard over a three-mile radius.

Rugby Mayor Gwen Hotten attended and representatives from the local branches of the Royal British Legion, other ex-services organisations and other organisations.

The annual Remembrance Service and Parade will take place at the War Memorial Gates in Hillmorton Road on Sunday, November 13.

The Mayor, Civic Party and guests will walk from the rear of Lesley Souter House, Whitehall Road, to the Memorial Gates to participate in the service and parade.