Lest We Forget

This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Every year in November, the nation marks the wars that have scarred our past and the bravery of themen and women who fought them. Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday, which both fall on Sunday 11th November this year, are a chance to remember not just those who fought, but what they fought for.


People observe a one or more commonly, a two-minute moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. local time. It is a sign of respect for, in the first minute, the roughly 20 million people who died in the war, and in the second minute dedicated to the living left behind, generally understood to be wives, children and families left behind but deeply affected by the conflict.

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