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Remembrance

Haughley Branch of The Royal British Legion, Suffolk

 

The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance. To view the fallen from Haughley please click here

Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.

View our News & Events calendar for details of local Remembrance events.

What's it all about?

The second Sunday of November is Remembrance Sunday, but what does it all mean and what are you meant to do?At 11am men, women and children all across Britain hold a two minute silence to remember the millions who have died in war.The silence is usually observed at war memorials, cenotaphs, religious services and shopping centres throughout the country.The Royal Family, along with top politicians and religious leaders, gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, for a service.

 What's Armistice Day?

Armistice Day is on 11 November. It's also known as Remembrance Day.A two minute silence is observed at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month because this is when World War I, or the Great War, ended in 1918.But now, this anniversary is used to remember all the people who've died in wars since World War I.This includes World War II, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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