When is the two-minute silence? Honoring Armistice

When is the two-minute silence? Honoring Armistice

Today, Britain observed Armistice Day in silence, a moment made extra poignant by the ongoing sacrifices of Ukrainians fighting Vladimir Putin’s brutal invasion.Veterans, dignitaries and members of the public fall silence for two minutes at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London to mark Armistice Day

A two-minute moment of silence was observed at 11 a.m. on the anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War to honor those who have lost their lives in military conflicts.

Big Ben in London rang eleven times to commemorate the event after being mainly silent for five years owing to maintenance.

In the meantime, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are attending the Armistice Day service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, as well as ceremonies in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, and Portsmouth.

At Edinburgh’s Garden of Remembrance, the city’s deputy lord provost, councillor Lezley Marion Cameron, gathered with veterans, serving military, and the general public to pay respect.Flag bearers, veterans and members of the public observe a two minute silence in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth

Yesterday, the Field of Remembrance in front of Westminster Abbey. The nation observed a moment of silence at 11 a.m. in memory of those who perished in military wars.

As seen in this photo shot yesterday, hundreds of wooden crosses carrying poppies have been placed on the green outside Westminster Abbey.

Farmers Fay and Abigail Johnson of Great Easton, Leicestershire, have painted 11 of their sheep with a poppy motif to commemorate Armistice Day.Veterans and members of the public gather at Guildhall Square in Portsmouth to mark Armistice Day

This weekend, the sheep are expected to remain in their field so that churchgoers can view them.

The brief outdoor ceremony led by Legion Scotland National Padre Rev. Dr. Karen Campbell will be followed by the laying of wreaths prior to the firing of the One O’Clock Gun from Edinburgh Castle at 11 a.m.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is in Paris to attend a memorial service held by President Emmanuel Macron.

Mr. Cleverly stated, “Since 1918, we have commemorated Armistice Day and given respect to the heroic men and women who fought for peace on our behalf.Army veteran Tony Matthews reads names on the Armed Forces Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

“Yet as we honor our troops this year, a Russian aggressor has destroyed our calm.” In remembrance of the war dead of the past, we also recall Ukraine’s ongoing struggle for independence.

“The United Kingdom stands resolutely with our friends and allies in defense of freedom and democracy in Ukraine, and I am glad to stand shoulder to shoulder with a historic ally in Paris today,” he said.Farmers Fay and Abigail Johnson, from Great Easton, Leicestershire, have painted a poppy design on 11 of their ewes to mark Armistice Day

Mr. Cleverly will also meet with Catherine Colonna, the French foreign minister.

According to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, they are likely to address the two countries’ support for Ukraine, coordinated efforts to increase energy security, and illegal migration.

In addition, plans for next year’s UK-France summit will be discussed.Conservative MP Michael Fabricant at the National Memorial Arboretum ahead of the Armistice Day service

In 1918, the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice in a train carriage in the Compiegne forest to end the First World War.Hundreds of wooden crosses bearing poppies have been set up on the green outside Westminster Abbey, as seen in this photo taken yesterday

On the anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War, memorial services will be held across the nation, and a two-minute moment of silence will be observed at 11 a.m. to honor those who have perished in military wars.

In 1918, the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice in a train car in the Compiegne forest to end the First World War

 

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