Rugby Borough Council is supporting the Royal British Legion in
reviving the traditions of a two minute silence at the 11th hour of the 11th
day of the 11th month of each year in remembrance of those that gave their
lives for their country.
To signify the commencement and the end of the two minutes silence, the Council has
arranged for the firing of maroons (loud rockets which can be heard over a radius of 3
miles) at 11.00am and 11.02am on Wednesday 11 November 1998 at the Rugby Recreation
The Mayor will be in attendance and representatives from the local branches of the
Royal British Legion and other ex-service mens associations have been invited to be
The event is open to the public to attend. The Council plans to observe the two minute
silence at the Town Hall and encourages other employers in the Borough to do likewise.