An act of remembrance has taken place today in the staff foyer by our WW1 and WW2 war memorials where members of staff have placed poppy wreaths in remembrance of our colleagues who gave "their tomorrow for our today" and reflected on the contribution men and woman of our Island have given to allow us to enjoy our freedom today.
The ceremony concluded with the Last post at 11am and with a 2 minutes' silence.
The service was led by our colleague Stephen Webster, a former Royal British Legion National Standard bearer and the wreaths were placed by Sue Gale and Tommy Crowe. World War 1 poems were read by Sue Corkill and Kevin Christian and the Last Post and Reveille was played by Brian Osborn of Castletown Silver Band.
The World War 1 memorial tablet was created by the great Archibald Knox and the inscription reads as follows:
In grateful memory of W. N. Hughes, P. H. Hunter, G. E. Kelly, W. S. Kennaugh, J. Kennedy, J. J. Shimmin. Members of the Staff of the I O.M. Post Office, who gave their lives, and a Testimony to others who fought in the Great War, 1914-1919."
The World War II memorial tablet reads
In Grateful Remembrance of Thomas Gilmour Gale, George Slack, John Thomas, Norman Lewis Young who made the Supreme Sacrifice 1939-1945
Both plaques were purchased by the staff of the GPO (General Post Office) in memory of the fallen. The present Post Office staff take great pride in both memorials and a moving remembrance service is held in front of them each year.