Armistice Day

A poppy in hand

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the First World War ended.

Since then, 11 November (or Armistice Day) has been enshrined in the memories of the nation as a day to pause and remember those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.

The Royal British Legion has always supported the traditional Remembrance Sunday services and the customary two minute silence on that day.

As the national custodian of remembrance, the Legion also believes that when 11 November falls on a day other than Sunday, remembrance should be brought into the everyday life of the nation on those days as well. The revival of support for observance of this demonstrates that, despite the passing of the years and the declining number of veterans, the nation still feels strongly about remembrance.

2014 marked the start of the centenary of World War One. Salford City Council and our partners have a programme of activity, information and events to mark the centenary entitled Salford Remembers. Our World War One Remembrance website has more information.

Remembrance in Salford

Wednesday 11 November 2015

  • Swinton Cenotaph - There will be an act of remembrance at 11.00am at the Cenotaph, Chorley Road, Swinton.
  • Peel Green Cemetery - A remembrance day service is being held at the War Memorial, Peel Green Cemetery, commencing at 10.50am on Wednesday 11 November 2015. The Rev Dr Anne-Louise Critchlow will be leading the service. Young people from Salford City Academy will be taking part. There will be the opportunity for members of the public to lay crosses during the service.

This page was last updated on 10 November 2015

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