November 11th, Armistice Day

Today, 11th November is known as Armistice Day. At 11am on 11th November 1918 the ceasefire that marked the end of the First World War started and at this time every year we remember, all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11th November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.

This year the commemorations here in the UK have been more high profile as we commemorate 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

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