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Remembrance Sunday November 11th Whitehall London

Remembrance Sunday November 11th Whitehall London

Observe Remembrance Day

People stop work to observe a moment of silence at 11am on November 11, which is the time and date when hostilities formally ended after more than four years of battle during World War I. Poppies are worn as a symbol of respect and tribute on Remembrance Sunday and/or November 11. 

The day is also marked by events such as memorial services, church services and parades. A national commemoration takes place at the Cenotaph Whitehall, a road in the City of Westminster in central London.

Public Life

Remembrance Day is an observance and not a public holiday in the UK. Many businesses may temporarily pause activity at 11am for 2 minutes of silence on November 11.

About Remembrance Day

Also referred to as Poppy Day or Armistice Day, Remembrance Day is observed in Commonwealth countries, including Australia and Canada. Other countries such as the U.S. have similar observances like Veterans Day. November 11 is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I hostilities between Allied nations and Germany in 1918.

Cenotaph Whitehall

There is an annual ceremony involving the Royal Family, Religious, Military and Political Dignitaries plus all the High Commissioners of the Commonwealth Countries followed by a march past of veterans representing military and civilian organisations .

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