Nation to remember war dead on Armistice Day

Nation to remember war dead on Armistice Day

A two-minute silence will be observed across the UK today at 11am to remember the nation’s war dead.

It starts at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the time in 1918 when the guns finally fell silent along the Western Front.

Veterans will join serving armed forces personnel at the Cenotaph in London.

Services will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, and at military bases, schools, town halls and churches across the country.

Armistice Day follows similar ceremonies on Remembrance Sunday to pay tribute to all those who died in World Wars One and Two and in every conflict since.