The President of Tynwald, the Hon Laurence Skelly MLC, yesterday attended the United Kingdom's National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph on Whitehall.
The President said: ‘It was an honour and a privilege to attend the National Service of Remembrance in London and to lay a wreath on behalf of the residents of the Isle of Man, remembering those from our Island who made the ultimate sacrifice and honouring their memory alongside representatives from Britain, the Commonwealth and the Crown Dependencies.’
The Isle of Man was first invited to attend the National Service of Remembrance in 2019; before then the Crown Dependencies were recognised during the Ceremony by the wreath laid on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
During his visit to London, the President took the opportunity to meet with His Excellency the Ambassador of Norway, Mr Wegger Chr. Strømmen, and His Excellency the Ambassador of Iceland, Mr Sturla Sigurjónsson. The Island and Tynwald have strong historic and cultural links with both nations and the President is keen to maintain and strengthen these unique and profound connections.
For further information contact:
Ms Joann Corkish
Deputy Clerk of Tynwald
Tel: 01624 686303