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11 Nov 2011

In Remembrance

Two ceremonies take place today  to remember the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in defence of this country.

Reading's Mayor Councillor Deborah Edwards will lead a two minute silence at the Forbury War Memorial at 11am.

This is the first time this has happened and follows the Council unanimously supporting a resolution put forward by Cllr Chris Maskell on behalf of The Royal British Legion.  He said: 'The Council believes the people of Reading, in line with a request from The Royal British Legion, should be given the opportunity to gather for remembrance in a formal setting."

And Deputy Mayor Councillor Gul Khan will lead a two minute silence outside the Civic Offices, also at 11am.

Everyone is welcome to join in the two minute silence at either event later today.

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