Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day

We Remember

Ode of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morning,We will remember them.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

In the United Kingdom, the main observance is on the second Sunday of November, Remembrance Sunday with two minutes of silence observed on 11 November itself. The First Two Minute Silence in London (11 November 1919) was reported in the Manchester Guardian on 12 November 1919.

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on 7 November 1919 as a day of remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I.

A moving two minute moment of silence was observed at 11:00am honoring soldiers who have fallen in the service of their country. Then HM the Queen laid the first wreath followed by the other members of the royal family, the Prime Minister and senior members of government. More than 10,000 veterans and civilian personnel participated in the parade, including for the first time, members of the British Resistance Movement.

Alessandra Salemi


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