Remembrance Day and the Two Minute Silence have been observed since the end of the First World War, but their relevance remains undiminished. When we bow our heads in reflection, we remember those who fought for our freedom during the two World Wars. But we also mourn and honour those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts. Today, with troops on duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and other trouble spots around the world, Remembrance, and this two minute tribute, are as important as ever.

As de facto custodian of Remembrance in the UK, the Legion is charged - under the terms of its 'Royal Charter' - with organising 'Festivals of Remembrance, services and parades to perpetuate the memory of sacrifices made during service with Our Armed Forces in war and peace'.

Remembrance Events

The Legion organizes a number of events to ensure that the nation has the opportunity to pay its respects to its Service men and women, past and present. These include:

The Two Minute Silence at 11am on 11th day of the 11th month.

The Parade and Service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday.

The Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Concerts of Remembrance in Derbyshire.

The annual Poppy Appeal.

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