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. It is a day to remember and honour those who have paid the price for our freedom, then and now.

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.

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

Download a Two Minute Silence Video

The Legion has produced audio and video material to be used during your own Two Minute Silence, a focal point to unite us in our Remembrance services.

Footage features The Last Post played over a selection of images, followed by two minutes of silence for reflection and concluding with The Reveille.

As well as appearing on our Youtube channel (see below), the footage is available in several convenient formats, as follows:

Click here to order a Two Minute Silence DVD

Click here to download the Two Minute Silence MP3 (audio only)