Remembrance Day ceremony held in Gozo this morning

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Remembrance Day ceremony held in Gozo this morningA Remembrance Day commemorative prayer service and wreath laying ceremony in honour of the victims of the two world wars of the 20th century, took place this morning, Sunday, the 11th of November, at Independence Square, Victoria.

As the Citadel clock struck the eleventh hour a minute of silence was held followed by the Last Post and the Reveille.

The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, presided over the commemorative ceremony, which also included a parade by the Armed Forces of Malta.

Traditional red poppy wreaths were laid at the foot of the monument commemorating Gozitan victims who perished between the years 1939-1945 by enemy action during World War II.

The monument, known also as Christ the King Monument, is a 1949 work of Italian sculptor Carlo Pisi and was unveiled by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on 7th May 1954.

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    1. Peter Wilson says:

      Remembeance Sunday, not only “honours the victims” of World Wars 1 and 2. We must also remember those in recent conflicts, who gave their lives for their country. Today and always we will remember them, and we must never forget.

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