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Renovation work on Big Ben was halted temporarily so that the 13-ton bell could ring out to mark the start of two minutes of silence at 11am - the first time it had been heard since New Year's Day. At this time, we give thanks to the 2 million Canadians who have worn a military uniform, from Confederation to the present.

The chaplain noted that in a response to that question in a Niagara Falls' newspaper the author wrote, "as long as those guys in war graves stay dead and I am free..."

Military personnel were also invited to represent Defence at the national commemorative service for the Centenary of the First World War Armistice at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, France.

Mr Gammon's grandfather was badly burnt fighting on the front lines, but returned to the Battle of the Somme once he recovered and saw out the rest of the war. "As the First World War moves progressively out of memory, it's harder and harder for people to engage with that history but I'm glad that people still find it relevant".

"Help us to have compassion for our brothers and sisters who, for reasons known and unknown, have considered or attempted suicide".

Ceremonies have also been taking place in towns and cities across the United Kingdom, with further acts of remembrance planned for later on Sunday.

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the first German leader to take part in Britain's national service of remembrance on Sunday, 100 years since the end of World War I.

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Wearing poppies and carrying wreaths, hundreds gathered from 9am to mark 100 years since the guns fell silent.

"It's sad that people had to die to protect our country but also happy that I can live free due to their sacrifice for us", said Molly Van Maanen.

"Today of all days, it is appropriate to put aside the politics of whether it was their war to fight or not and to remember them as we remember those British soldiers who left these shores never to come back home".

Let us most of all remember the people who have made this all possible.

The messages were timely, coinciding as they did with a gathering of world leaders in Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the War to End All Wars - and to discuss efforts to prevent such a bad conflict from erupting again. He was the first Canadian soldier to die by suicide after serving in the war in Afghanistan.

"On Remembrance Day, we stand solemnly together to extend our unending gratitude for all those who gave their lives, and show our respect to Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and others, who have served in the cause of peace and freedom".

Across Norfolk at 7pm, beacons were lit and churches sounded their bells to mark the centenary of the Armistice and the end of the Great War and to pray for peace in our world.

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