Lest We Forget

11th November 2020

Following the horror of WWII, when nations across the globe again allied to fight for their freedom, Armistice Day became Remembrance Day, and we now mark this date by remembering all of the veterans and those who sacrificed themselves in all conflicts. This formative event in our world history ended with the laying down of arms at eleven o’clock in the morning; the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

One of the ways in which we can honour the sacrifice of all those men and women who have laid down their lives for others, is by our respectful remembrance on 11th November, at 11am.

Due to the current Government Coronavirus guidelines, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council announced they were not doing a live Remembrance Service this year. Instead, we received a kind invitation for a representative of Gilbert Stephens Solicitors to lay a wreath in the lead up to Remembrance Day.

Dana Mulligan, Marketing Manager at Gilbert Stephens, alongside Rfn Dan Payne and Rfn Liam Barnett from Wyvern Army Barracks in Exeter, attended the War Memorial at Northernhay Gardens last week to pay our respects and lay our British Legion poppy wreath. We would like to say a special thank you to Captain Turner, Rfn Dan Payne and Rfn Liam Barnett; the local military presence was greatly appreciated and at this poignant time of year, the sacrifices of their fallen comrades are never more prevalent in their minds.