Remembrance Sunday

Lest We Forget


Remembrance Sunday

WWI Allied Biplanes

Lest we Forget

Copyright Free Images, WWI Weapons Allied Biplanes over Battle.

World War I was supposed to be 'the War to End' all Wars, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent, ending the war, the day was thereafter called Armistice Day. The closest Sunday to Armistice Day is designated as Remembrance Sunday.

Australia and New Zealand, remembers and honour our fallen veterans on ANZAC Day (25th April) but the U.K. and many of our allies honour them on Remembrance Sunday. The day is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials in most cities, towns and villages, across the U.K., attended by civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and women (principally members of the Royal British Legion), members of local armed forces regular and reserve units (Royal Navy and Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marines and Royal Marines Reserve, Army and Territorial Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Auxiliary Air Force), military cadet forces (Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps as well as the Combined Cadet Force) and youth organisations (e.g. Scouts, Boys' Brigade, Girls' Brigade and Guides). Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid on the memorials and two minutes silence is held at 11 a.m. Church bells are usually rung "half-muffled", creating a sombre effect. A special display was created in London for the 100th Aniversary of WWI in 2014 which reflects deeply on those who gave their lives.

Remembrance Sunday is held "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts". It is nice to know that they also remember the contribution made by the Commonwealth. While we honour our fallen on ANZAC day, let us remember today our fallen Allies. British, Canadian, and other Commonwealth countries, and those of the U.S.A and other nations, men and women who gave their lives, in the Storms of War.

Remembrance Display at the Tower of London 2014.