Remembrance Day takes place annually on the 11th of November. It is commemorated by the whole of the nation who pause for two minutes silence to remember the soldiers who have fought or are still fighting in combat.
Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day) marks the day when World War One ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. You may be wondering why people wear poppies on Remembrance Day? The answer is, this flower grew on the battlefield after World War One ended. As a result, the poppy has now become a symbol to remember those who lost their lives during conflict around the world and those who have been killed due to terrorism.
On this day, ceremonies are held at churches, cenotaphs and war memorials across the country and abroad. The Royal Family and important politicians also gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London for a memorial service.
Locally, a Remembrance parade is held annually at the Walsall Cenotaph. Many different groups participate including: Army Cadets, Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and many more. They sing hymns and listen to speeches and stories from the Bible. During the procession, they also salute and pay respect to the Mayor.
What do you do each year to remember the fallen soldiers?