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
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 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.