11th November 2023 by

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for all those who have died in war. It takes place on 11th November, the day that World War 1 ended with the country observing a minute of silence at 11am as a chance for reflection. Whilst the day first started as a commemoration of World War 1, today it is used to reflect on all wars that have ended or are ongoing.

Poppies have become a key symbol of Remembrance Day because they grew out of the battlefields during World War 1. The Royal British Legion started selling poppies in 1921 raising over £100,000 to help war veterans with housing and jobs.

In London, thousands of servicemen and women march past a memorial called the Cenotaph. Local parades also happen across the country. 

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them.

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