Sunday, 14 November 2010

A Day to remember..............

It is remembrance day here in the UK.  It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts during the last Century.  Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear a poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans.

Wreaths are laid beside war memorials all over the country. People also leave small wooden crosses by these memorials in remembrance of a family member who died in war.  At 11am on each Remembrance Sunday a two minute silence is observed at war memorials and other public spaces across the UK.
A national ceremony takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The Queen lays the first wreath at the Cenotaph. If you can find time please spare a moment today, to remember them and everyone else who has been affected by wars and conflict.  

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