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Remembrance Day 2011

Remembrance Day 2011

Today is Remembrance Day, when we remember and pay respects to members of our armed forces who died in the line of duty.

11th November marks the official end of World War I, on that date in 1918.

Hostilities officially ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.

Respect and remember

Remembrance Day is traditionally marked by wearing a poppy and observing a two-minute silence at 11am on the 11th of November.

Many of us will not be in Wapping at 11am, so remember wherever you are – in London, or further afield.

As well as traditional services across the country, a Remembrance Day service will be held online, for readings, hymns, the last post, the names of those who gave their lives and contributions from veterans. Visit www.tweetremembrance.com for details.

In your own way today, remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our country and freedom during both past and current conflicts.

Artist Ted Harrison at Poppy Installation for Remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral - October 2011

Poppy installation at St Paul’s Cathedral by artist Ted Harrison

The British Legion

Please visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for more information and to make a donation.

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  • Toni Davey

    St George’s-in-the-East, will be holding it’s remembrance day service at 10.15am on Sunday.  This is always a very moving service where all gather around the war memorial to pay respects and lay poppy wreaths.

  • Jenny

    Nice post, I am remembering many from my family :(  

  • http://twitter.com/baynesmark Mark Baynes

    I will be remembering the three members of my father’s family who died in the World War 1 and my grandmother’s younger brother who returned shell shocked from the trenches and spent the rest of his life in an asylum.