November 11th is a memorial day of the soldiers who died on the First World War.The date memorializes signing a peace armistice between Germans and other countries. On this day at 11 o’clock in honour of the soldiers there is a two- minute silence. Everyone stops doing his chores and shows a respect to our ancestors.
Remembrance Day is also called the Poppy Day because of poppies worn as a memory sign. The poppies are sold every year by The British Royal Legion. An income is given to veterans. It’s celebrated in countries like Great Britain, New Zealand or Canada.
One of the traditional places to commemorate is a cenotaph in Whitehall in London. On the cenotaph we can glimpse a superscription “The Glorious Dead” with dates “1914-1919” and “1939-1945”. There are also three Union Jacks in the middle of it
Starting at 11am this month, the service will honor the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
This year, with Remembrance Sunday falling on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we expect a greater number of people to want to view the ceremony. As part of the event, participants may bring wreaths with them to be laid at the Cenotaph. There will also be an additional event, the Nation’s Thank You procession taking place immediately after The Royal British Legion parade.
News prepared by Patrycja Boral from1b. Edited by Ms M.Kossak-Wąchała