At 11am today, the nation will come together to remember those in the Armed Forces who have given so much for their country. Events all over the country will commemorate heroes past and present as we mark Remembrance Sunday.
The national Remembrance service is the Cenotaph Parade in Whitehall. Two minutes’ silence at 11am will precede the laying of wreaths by several important officials – from the Queen to representatives of all the Forces. Over 7,000 veterans from a variety of regiments will then march past to pay their respects to fallen comrades.
In Birmingham, the Lord Mayor will lead a Remembrance service in Centenary Square from 10am. Representatives from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Royal British Legion, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and Reserve Forces will lead a procession in Manchester, culminating at the city’s own Cenotaph memorial in St Peter’s Square. Meanwhile, at the City War Memorial at Old Eldon Square in Newcastle, a two-minute silence will be marked by gunfire from the 101 (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery.
Around the UK, important ceremonies include those at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh, the Welsh National War Memorial in Cardiff, and the Northern Ireland War Memorial and Cenotaph in Belfast.
Local events are taking place all over the country, so check what’s happening near you. We all have relatives who were affected by warfare – this is the perfect occasion to remember their sacrifices.
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