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Stormont buildings illuminated red for Armistice Day

Stormont's Parliament Buildings have been illuminated in red for Armistice Day.

It is one of four days that the Assembly Commission has selected to floodlight the building during the year.

Stormont's Parliament Buildings have been illuminated in red for Armistice Day. Matt Mackey/Presseye
Stormont's Parliament Buildings have been illuminated in red for Armistice Day. Matt Mackey/Presseye
Stormont's Parliament Buildings illuminated in red for Armistice Day. Picture date: Wednesday November 11, 2015. PA
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Teletoon by Stevie Lee

Sinn Fein Speaker Mitchel McLaughlin, who lead a service and two minutes' silence in the Great Hall, said it was important initiative.

He said: "Remembrance is very personal, even private, for many.

"As the Speaker representing an Assembly of diverse views, I am conscious that people will mark remembrance in their own ways being influenced by their own different backgrounds and perspectives.

"Remembrance should be a unifying, not a divisive, concept and my focus is to encourage as many people as possible to be involved in remembrance, regardless of how they choose to do it."

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness also attended the short service at Stormont.

A separate ceremony of remembrance was also held at the cenotaph at Belfast City Hall.

Stormont is also lit up on St Patrick's Day, the Twelfth of July and on International Women's Day.

Alliance Party MLA Judith Cochrane who campaigned for the Commission to illuminate the building on significant dates, said: "It is good to see cross-party support to commemorate such days in a shared and inclusive way.

"Parliament Buildings is one of the most iconic landmarks in Northern Ireland and can be seen from across Belfast.

"Using it to highlight Armistice Day and other commemorations in such a sensitive way is another important step to ensuring co-operation and maintaining good relations as we aim to build a shared Northern Ireland for everyone."

Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Picture: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press.
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press.
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Picture: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press.
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Picture: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press.
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Picture: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press.
UUP Cllr Colin McCusker along with Dadm Downey (8) and Craig Hibble (9) from the Boys' brigade Junior section at the Remembrance Sunday service at Magheralin Church of Ireland. Pic: Matt Mackey - Presseye.com.
Remembrance Sunday at Magheralin Church of Ireland. Pic: Matt Mackey - Presseye.com.
UUP Cllr Colin McCusker lays a wreath during the Remembrance Sunday service at Magheralin Church of Ireland. Pic: Matt Mackey - Presseye.com.
Remembrance Sunday at Magheralin Church of Ireland. Pic: Matt Mackey - Presseye.com.
The Newry branch of the Royal British Legion at a wreath laying service on Remembrance Sunday. Newraypics.com.
Church of Ireland Bishop Rt Rev Harold Miller at the Newry Remembrance Sunday service. Pic: Newraypics.com
Members of the Newry branch of the Royal British Legion at the wreath laying service on Remembrance Sunday. Pic: Newraypics.com.
Members of the Newry branch of the Royal British Legion at the wreath laying service on Remembrance Sunday. Pic: Newraypics.com.
Members of the Newry branch of the Royal British Legion at the wreath laying service on Remembrance Sunday. Pic: Newraypics.com.
Wreath laying service in Newry on Remembrance Sunday. Pic: Newraypics.com
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Gillian Fitzpatrick, Deputy Mayor of Newry, Mourne and Down Council lays a wreath on Remembrance Sunday. Pic: Newraypics.com
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Chief Constable George Hamilton during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Chief Constable George Hamilton during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Members of the public during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers, Deputy Lord Mayor Guy Spence and First Minister Peter Robinson during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
First Minister Peter Robinson during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hal. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Fionnuala Jay O'Boyle during Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hal. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Armagh Old Boys on parade on Remembrance Sunday at The Mall, Armagh. Pic: LiamMcArdle.com.
Alderman Freda Donnelly, Lord Mayor of Armagh Darryn Causby and Lord Caledon at the War Memorial on The Mall Armagh. Pic: LiamMcArdle.com
Armagh Cubs at Remembrance Sunday on The Mall, Armagh. Pic: LiamMcArdle.com
Paul Corr Lays a wreath at the War Memorial on The Mall Armagh. Pic: LiamMcArdle.com
Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council Chief Executive Roger Wilson (left) and Lord Mayor Darryn Causby lay a wreath at the War Memorial on The Mall, Armagh. Pic: LiamMcArdle.com
Hilary McDowell of the Girls Brigade salutes the Platform party during Remembrance Sunday on The Mall, Armagh. Pic: LiamMcArdle.com
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Remembrance Sunday service at Belfast City Hall. Pic: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press.

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