Remembrance Sunday - 8 November

Photo of small wooden crosses with poppies attached for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Sunday is held each year on the Sunday nearest to Armistice Day on 11 November to commemorate all those who have died for their country. At 11am, the moment when the armistice was signed on 11 November 1918, people all over the world observe a two-minute silence to show their respect and remember the dead.

The poppy, which grew in the battlefields of France during World War I, has become a symbol of remembrance and today people wear paper poppies around Remembrance Sunday as a sign of respect. The money raised by the sale of these is used to support British servicemen and women. On the day itself, Sevices of Remembrance are held and poppy wreaths are laid at war memorials around the country - the Queen lays one at the Cenotaph, the central war memorial in Whitehall.

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Legion Scotland
Learn about the work of this charity supporting ex-servicemen and women and organising remembrance events around Scotland.
Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal

The Royal British Legion is a charity which supports British servicemen and women. It runs the Poppy Appeal, which raises millions of pounds each year.

Poppyscotland Education

Poppyscotland has, in partnership with Education Scotland, developed a range of educational materials to support schools and early years settings in making remembrance a richer and more fulfilling experience for children.

BBC Remembrance - Ninety Years of Remembrance website
Search the BBC's memorial wall and learn more about how we in Britain remember those who fell. Sections include the significance of the poppy, ceremonies at the Cenotaph, the two-minute silence and the poetry and art of WW1.
First World War Centenary 1914 - 1918

Website from the Imperial war Museum highlighting events and resources from across the globe  to mark the centenary of the First World War.

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