At 10:45 on Thursday 8 November the Remembrance Ceremony in Finsbury Dials took place to remember the men and women who have lost their lives in war.
The service was led by CEO Paula Vennells, and around a hundred colleagues joined to pay their respects. The wreath-laying ceremony included Mark Davies, Group Communications Director on behalf of the Company Secretary’s Office and Wayne Parrott on behalf of the Post Office Rifles. Paula also read an extract from a diary of one of the men who served in the Post Office Rifles during WW1. To find out more about this extraordinary group of people, click here.
The call for 2 minutes silence throughout the business was led by Oli Sutherland, an ex-armed forces colleague who has been instrumental in the Post Office’s commitment to becoming a business who supports ex-armed forces servicemen and women to find a role in civilian life.
This service follows a series of events. Yesterday, on 7 November, the Post Office had the honour of becoming the 3000th business to sign the Armed Forces Covenant at a special remembrance service held at St Botolph’s Church in London. The Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.