A muted Armistice Day observed in Gibraltar

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Wreaths were laid in memory of those who had passed
Wreaths were laid in memory of those who had passed Credit: Gibraltar Government

AT the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 2020, an even more sombre than usual Armistice Day Ceremony took place took place at the Lobby of Parliament House in Gibraltar.

On the 102nd Anniversary of Armistice Day, the event which was hosted by Mayor of Gibraltar City, Mayor, John Gonçalves, was celebrated by senior members of the Gibraltar Government, the Governor, representatives of the Armed Forces and religious leaders.

The public were not encouraged to stand by to watch the ceremony and those present (all wearing masks as required in and around Main Street) were very aware that Gibraltar had seen its first death from Covid-19.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.

Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.

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