Armistice Day, 11 November is the anniversary of the armistice or truce which ended hostilities in the First World War in 1918.
It was agreed that the guns should fall silent at 11 am – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - and we continue to mark that moment and all who served then and since with a two-minute silence.
Many thousands who served and died have no known grave. One hundred years ago, on 11 November 1920 they were honoured when the tombs of an unknown British serviceman and an unknown French serviceman were unveiled simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London and under the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris. Westminster Abbey has the full poignant story if you wish to know more.
Please join the nation in two minutes of silence with highlights from our Remembrance Sunday service below as we remember, give thanks and honour all those who gave their tomorrows for our freedom.
This year our remembrance is different because of COVID-19, but no less heartfelt.
The Royal British Legion and Salford City Council came together to hold a service of remembrance and wreath laying ceremony to mark Remembrance Sunday.
The ceremony started at 10.50am Sunday 8 November 2020. You can watch the full recorded ceremony below.
The Royal British Legion is the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, providing lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.
Every year they lead the nation in commemorating and honouring those who have served and sacrificed.
One of their key activities is the Poppy Appeal which raises much needed funds for their work. Why not see how you can help? Every poppy counts.
This year they also have a virtual Field of Remembrance where you can read tributes and add your own personal message to thank and commemorate family, friends or all armed services in general.