Remembrance Day

Any visitor to London may be confused to see most of the population wearing a paper poppy pinned to their jacket or shirt (even all athletes wear a poppy during games) so i'll explain ... A red poppy is worn during November in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars (past and present).

Today we celebrate Remembrance Sunday (usually the 2nd Sunday in November - nearest to the 11th) while the official Remembrance Day is November 11th. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War. On the 11th there will be two minutes silence as there was today at 11am. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.

Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain; poppy wreaths are laid at many of the memorials.

Please take 2 min out of your day to bow your head in remembrance of those who died in service. 

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