As the closest Sunday to Armistice Day (11th November), Remembrance Sunday will take place this year on 13th November. There are a number of events and tributes taking place across London this weekend, for those who wish to pay their respects and honour those who lost their lives at war.
Silence in the Square
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, there will be a Two Minute Silence held at Trafalgar Square. The proceedings, which will be hosted by Ben Shephard, will include musical performances and readings, as well as the silence at 11am.
10.am – 11.15am Friday 11th November at Trafalgar Square
Westminster Abbey Field of Remembrance
The grounds of Westminster Abbey make up one of the six Fields of Remembrance across the UK, home to 120,000 personalised tributes. The fields are planted with both religious and secular symbols, all of which carry a poppy, made by members of the public. Each tribute is dedicated to a lost, loved one and holds personal messages and pictures.
The Fields of Remembrance will be open between 9.00am – 4.00pm between 10th November – 20th November.
Ceremony of Remembrance at the Imperial War Museum
A Ceremony of Remembrance will be held in the atrium (on the ground floor) of the Imperial War Museum on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. The ceremony will include the sounding of the last post, as well as a recital on the Western Front violin. You can find out more here.
When: At 11am on both 11th and 13th November
Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph
The National Service of Remembrance, which will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women, will take place at the Cenotaph, Whitehall. Members of the public are open to watch the ceremony from the pavements of Whitehall and Parliament Street. The service will start at 11.00am, however Whitehall opens to the public at 8.00am. For more information on the Order of Service, see here.
For more information about the events taking place for Remembrance across the UK, or if you want to donate, head to the British Legion website.
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