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Stamford Branch

Armistice Day

Amristice day marks the end of WW1. The act of observing a Two Minute Silence began in 1919 following the Armistice at 11am on 11 November 1918 at the end of the First World War.

We now remember all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on the 11th November at 11am. A time for silence, a time for reflection.

"If we are to maintain our peace and freedom, we must always remember."

More than three quarters of the population are expected to pause for the Two Minute Silence at 11am on 11 November, the moment the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. This has become the biggest annual demonstration of public support for any cause in the country.

The success of The Royal British Legion's campaign for the reinstatement of the Two Minute Silence on Armistice Day - at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - demonstrates the nation's concern that the human cost of war should not be forgotten.

Take a look at some of our photographs taken on the day.

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