How we Remember

Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature of the public calendar each year when public, private, formal and informal Remembrance events take place throughout the UK.

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 13 November 2016, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. 

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Two Minute Silence

The Two Minute Silence, held each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, marks the end of the First World War. 

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The Story of the Poppy

How the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance was inspired by John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields.

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Your Service of Remembrance

The Legion has created literature and audiovisual material for those wishing to hold their own Remembrance Service. 

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National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is part of the the Legion's family of charities. 

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There are more than 100,000 war memorials in the UK. They take many forms, including cenotaphs, plaques, gardens and books. 

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The Royal British Legion has compiled useful information and answers concerning medals, Service records and memorials 

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Remembrance travel

Remembrance Travel (previously Poppy Travel) is a charity responsible for arranging visits to battlefields, war cemeteries and memorials.

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See our selection of wreaths, sprays, chaplets and crosses that you can order. Somme 100 wreaths and pins are also available to commemorate the centenary of the battle.

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