A two-minute silence was held in Borehamwood today for Armistice Day.

At 11am this morning (November 11) the mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor John Graham, led a poignant ceremony attended by other civic dignitaries, councillors and employees from Hertsmere Borough Council and members of the public outside the civic offices.

As part of the ceremony, a reading was given by Royal British Legion representative, Carol Denbigh, before bugler, Adrian Temple, played the Last Post and the crowd fell silent to remember those who have been affected by war and conflict.

The service ended with the raising of the Remembrance Day flag and a prayer from the mayor’s chaplain, Reverend Oliver Blease.

Cllr Graham said: “It was an immense honour to lead today’s ceremony to pay respects to those who tragically lost their lives in both world wars, and all subsequent conflicts.

“The two-minute silence gave us an opportunity to remember those who volunteered, sacrificed, served, fought, and died, for our freedom.

“We also pay our respects to the nurses and doctors, the soldiers’ families, and all who endured and continue to endure suffering in the name of war. We particularly hold the people of Ukraine in our minds on this day."

Cllr Graham will be attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Radlett War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday and will be represented at seven other Remembrance Sunday services across the borough.