At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them.
The Armistice, an agreement to end the fighting of the First World War as a prelude to peace negotiations, began at 11am on 11 November 1918.
Armistice is Latin for to stand (still) arms.
To this day we mark Armistice Day around the United Kingdom with a Two Minute Silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.
The National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London is held on Remembrance Sunday, the closest Sunday to 11 November. The service is attended by senior members of the Royal Family, including Her Majesty the Queen, HM Government and usually features a March Past involving 10,000 veterans.
This year's Remembrance Sunday will take place on 14 November. Please be advised that we are currently working towards business as usual for the Cenotaph Dispersal on Remembrance Sunday. We will continue to monitor government advice for mass gatherings to ensure the health and safety of our participants, which remains our priority, and update accordingly.