The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marked the signing of the Armistice to signal the end of World War One “the War to end all Wars”, on the 11th November 1918.
A ceremony to commemorate the 104th anniversary of Armistice Day took place at 11:00hrs on Friday 11th November at the Lobby of Parliament House, presided by His Worship the Mayor, Mr Christian Santos GMD. Guards of Honour were provided by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment and the Royal British Legion Gibraltar Branch. The traditional two-minute silence was marked by the firing of a gun by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment at 11:00hrs, and buglers from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment sounded the Last Post.
His Excellency the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel and The Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo KC MP, The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Melvyn Farrell BEM RD JP and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Keith Azopardi KC laid wreaths. They were followed by Military Wreath layers and Religious Leaders. Individuals representing essential services, veterans and other associations also laid wreaths at the Memorial ensuring the continuation of the tradition of marking the Armistice.