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 11th November. The service is attended by senior members of the Royal Family, including Her Majesty the Queen, HM Government and features a March Past involving 10,000 veterans.
The event is open to the public and tickets are not required.