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Special multi-faith Remembrance Day ceremony planned in Highgate for First World War centenary

PUBLISHED: 19:01 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 19:01 18 October 2018

Attendees at the Remembrance Day parade in Highgate in 1921. Picture: St Michael's Church/Highgate School

Attendees at the Remembrance Day parade in Highgate in 1921. Picture: St Michael's Church/Highgate School

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This year’s Remembrance Day will see a remarkable multi-faith ceremony bring together the Highgate community to remember the horrors of the First World War on the centenary of its conclusion.

An early morning service at St Michael’s Church will be followed by a procession through the village to Highgate School, where a the ceremony will take place, beginning at 10.45. Wreaths will be laid before at 11am on November 11, traffic through the village will come to a halt for two minutes silence.

The Revd Kunle Ayodeji, vicar of St Michael’s, said: “The ceremony will enable the people of Highgate to mark the gratitude and respect we owe to all those men and women who fought, were wounded, or died, for the values and freedoms we are fortunate enough to take for granted today. Nothing can repay their sacrifices.”

Rabbi Nicky Liss from the Highgate Synagogue said: “This event gives us a local opportunity to thank those who laid down their lives to give us the freedoms we so enjoy.”

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