Remembrance Day – in the Memory of Our Heroes!
Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on 11th November to remember the men, women and children who gave their lives in World War I and World War II. It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 that the guns fell around the Europe. There was a devastating loss of lives.
It is a day to commemorate and recall the human victims in wars. It is also called a ‘Poppy Day’ or ‘Armistice Day’. London annually pays tribute to the heroes by wearing a poopy as a symbol. It is in the honour of soldier’s sacrifice. People gather at the Cenotaph on remembrance Sunday to observe two minutes silence at 11 am. Special ceremonies and gathering are also arranged in villages, cities and towns across Britain.
The Church bells are heard creating a soothing effect. The parades and commemorations are observed with live music. This ceremony is telecast live on television since 1946 and considered the longest running live annual television event in the world.