Two Minute Silence

Each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we observe a Two Minute Silence. Armistice Day on 11 November marks the end of the First World War and is a day to remember and honour those who have paid the price for our freedom.

Why the act of remembrance matters

Great Britain still believes strongly in remembering those who fought not only in World Wars, but the more than 12,000 British Servicemen and women killed or injured since 1945.

The Royal British Legion supports silences observed during both Remembrance Sunday services and on 11 November, Armistice Day, itself. The act of Remembrance rightly has a place in - and impact on - our lives, no matter which day of the week it might fall upon.

Where can I attend The Royal British Legion’s Remembrance service?

When 11 November falls on a weekday, the Legion hosts ‘Silence in the Square’. The event, held in Trafalgar Square, London, sees members of the public placing poppy petals into the capital’s famous fountains after observing the silence. In 2015, the event will be broadcast live via webcast. Use the link below to participate

Legion Branches around the country participate in local Remembrance services both on Remembrance Sunday and on 11 November.


In the days before Armistice Day we’re asking people to show that they’ll be taking part in the Two Minute Silence on Armistice Day.

By holding a poppy to their lips they’re showing the nation that they’re ready to mark the #TwoMinuteSilence in Remembrance of those who laid down their lives.

Share your picture holding a poppy in the same way to show that you will be observing the #TwoMinuteSilence on 11 Nov at 11am on Facebook @OfficialPoppyLegion, on Twitter @PoppyLegion and on Instagram @RoyalBritishLegion.