Remembrance service

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.

Remembrance Sunday

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.

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and in light of the risks posed, the annual Remembrance Sunday March Past the Cenotaph did not take place this year. Instead, the Government led Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph went ahead as a closed ceremony and was broadcast live on BBC One.

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