British Things: Remembrance Sunday

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In Britain, on the Sunday closest to the 11th of November, at 11.00am, we hold a national 2 minutes silence to remember those who fight for our country. Evolving from Armistice Day – the end of the fighting in the First World War – across the country services are held in the street to remember the fallen. Poppies, because of the poppies that bloomed on Flanders battlefields, are worn on the day, as well as in the run up to Remembrance Day, as a mark of respect and to support the British Legion charity. Wreaths of poppies are laid in towns and cities, for all to see.

Lest we forget.

I don’t know how common this practice is across the world, having a day to honour your country’s fallen soldiers. I would guess it would be very common. This is how Britain honours this day. How do your countries?

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