Isle of Man communities commemorate war dead on Armistice Day

Communities across the Isle of Man are set to gather and fall silent at war memorials to mark Armistice Day.

A two-minute silence will be held at 11:00 GMT and wreaths and poppies will be laid to commemorate those who have lost their lives in conflict.

The road along Harris Promenade in Douglas will close between 10:30 and 11:30 for a ceremony at the capital's war memorial.

Similar gatherings will take place at memorials in Onchan and Ramsey.

A silence will also be observed at 11:00 on Remembrance Sunday across the island.

Douglas Council is to hold a service at St Thomas's Church at 10:00, which will be preceded by a parade through the capital starting at Market Hill at 09:20.

That will be followed by a National Service of Remembrance held at 15:00 at the Royal Chapel in St John's.

The proceedings are set to include a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial.

The service will be attended by veterans, armed forces representatives and members of Tynwald as well as Lieutenant Governor Sir John Lorimer, who is the official representative of the Lord of Mann Charles III on the island.

Visiting dignitaries, including the Estonian Ambassador to the UK, as well as the crew of Royal Navy submarine HMS Vigilant will also attend the ceremony.

President of Tynwald Laurence Skelly is set to represent the Isle of Man at the Service of Remembrance in London by laying a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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