We Will Remember Them. Lest We Forget
Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday are taking place this weekend and is a time to remember and honour those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. The event happens every year to celebrate the signing of Armistice between Germany and the Allies of World War 1.
It is also a time to remember the brilliant people who gave their lives for our country not only in World War 1 and 2 but in every war including our current armed forces. These amazing men and women deserve our respect for what they have done for their countries as well as their families for what they have lost.
When is it celebrated?
Remembrance Day otherwise known as Armistice Day is celebrated on the 11 Hour of the 11th Day in November in 1918. This was when the Armistice was signed, and peace finally came. The first Remembrance Day was the following year to respect those who lost their lives in the great war.
Remembrance Sunday is always on the second Sunday in every November. It is an event that takes part across the UK with different ceremonies taking place. It has different ceremonies in each city with parts of the former and current British Armed Forces. Most of these ceremonies we can all attend to pay our respects.
Both days include a two-minute silence to remember those people who have gave their lives in war and it is an important part of both days. It is, of course, an extremely sad day for those who have lost family members or friends. However, they can feel good to see how many people care about our armed forces. As well as how we recognise and respect what they do.
Remembrance Day also takes place in Commonwealth countries such as Australia. They always celebrate it on the 11th of November no matter the day and have ceremonies on the 11th hour. Canada also only celebrate it on the 11th of November and it is a national holiday. People have the day off from work to remember people who have given their lives in war.
To find Remembrance Sunday events you can attend visit these links:
Poppies: Weeping Window: https://www.snizl.com/gb/county-antrim/belfast/ulster-museum/events/poppies-weeping-window