The Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Mrs Susie Sheldon, attended a brief service given by The Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight at the War Memorial in St Thomas’s Square Newport and laid a wreath as the Queen’s representative. The Chairman of the Council, George Cameron and the Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely, also attended and laid wreaths.
Meanwhile Deputy Lieutenants laid wreaths on War Memorials around the Island on behalf of the Isle of Wight Lieutenancy. Where services were taking place within the Government Rules, the Deputy Lieutenants took part in these services but elsewhere they attended on their own and laid a wreath at an appropriate moment.
The Lord-Lieutenant said “It was sad that our normal community Remembrance Events could not take place this year but I am aware of the enormous effort that has been put into making sure we mark the day appropriately. Many people have quietly laid their own wreaths and wreaths for the organisations they represent and our War Memorials around the Island show that we have not forgotten the huge sacrifices that have been made in the past.”
On Tuesday 3rd November, a Service was held in the Garden of Remembrance at Carisbrooke Castle and crosses were laid in memory of members of the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air-Force as well as other uniformed Servicemen and women. A video of this service can be found on the home page of this Lieutenancy website.