On Armistice Day we invite the nation to pause for a two-minute silence, and reflect on the service and sacrifices the Armed Forces make on our behalf.
Armistice Day has been observed every year since 1919 with a two-minute silence.
Held each year at 11am on 11 November, the silence coincides with the time in 1918 at which the First World War came to an end and is observed at war memorials and in public places throughout the UK and Commonwealth.
The Royal British Legion supports Remembrance events across the UK and we encourage local and regional communities to produce Remembrance commemorations of their own.
Pause for the two-minute silence
In real life
We can't rewind
We can't fast forward
But we can pause
Imagine never knowing what to expect,
Or when you'll next see your relatives again.
Imagine feeling uprooted, uncertain, unstable,
Longing to sit with your loved ones at the dinner table
No promise of a return to normal
Imagine these fears lasting for years
This is life
For those on the frontline
Not just back then. It's happening today.
Their sacrifices help to keep us all safe
So that's why we pause. And say...
We'll stand together
Like we do every year.
A chorus of thunderous silence
Two minutes to remind us
Of those who look fear in the eye
No. I choose hope
A soft song that grows
Can you hear it inside your home?
A quiet belief in something better
It brings us together
It lives in the hearts of those who serve
On testing sites
And posts overseas
In every message and picture sent to families
The hope for a better future
Let's take just two minutes to pause,