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.

Armistice Day at the National Memorial Arboretum

This year the National Memorial Arboretum broadcast their annual Armistice Day Service of Remembrance, live from the Armed Forces Memorial. 

The service commemorated the signing of the Armistice which brought an end to the First World War and remembered all those who gave their lives in service to their country since 1914.

Armistice Day Service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum

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.

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