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Senedd to fall silent in memory of Wales’s fallen heroes

08 November 2012

The National Assembly for Wales is joining the Royal British Legion in marking Armistice Day at the Senedd.

On Friday 9 November, the traditional two minutes’ silence will be led by Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler AM, Deputy Presiding Officer David Melding AM, and Wales Manager of the Royal British Legion, Phil Jones.

Proceedings will begin at 10.55am with the reading of the Exhortation in the Neuadd before the two minutes’ silence begins at 11am.

The Senedd will fall silent again at 11am on Sunday 11 November, to mark the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

“We must never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country,” said Mrs Butler.

“We should remember those who are still risking their lives today in theatres of conflict such as Afghanistan.

“Armistice Day acts as a reminder to us all about these sacrifices and that is why the National Assembly for Wales works in partnership with the Royal British Legion.”

Members of the public are invited to observe the two minutes’ silence at the Senedd.

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