Where to mark Armistice Day 2016

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Find out where you can pay your respects to the fallen on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday this year.

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Armistice Day, on November 11, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on November 11, 1918, essentially ending four years of fighting as part of the First World War.

A two-minute silence is held to mark the occasion – on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – to remember those killed in the two world wars and the 12,000 British servicemen killed or injured since 1945.

Events are also held on the nearest Sunday to Armistice Day, which is known as Remembrance Sunday.

Silence in the Square, Trafalgar Square, London, Armistice Day, 11 November 2016

The special Silence in the Square event in Trafalgar Square features music, readings and the two-minute silence led by The Royal British Legion from 10am until 11.15am.

The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London, Remembrance Sunday 13 November 2016

Every year on Remembrance Sunday, a service and parade takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall which is attended by the Queen as well as politicians and military representatives from 10am to 11.25am.

Ceremony of Remembrance, Imperial War Museum London, Armistice Day, 11 November and Remembrance Sunday 13 November 2016

A ceremony of remembrance is held at 11am in the Imperial War Museum London’s atrium on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. Held in the Atrium, the event is free to attend and includes the sounding of the Last Post, followed by a two minutes’ silence, and short recital.

Service of Remembrance, the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, Armistice Day, 11 November 2016

Prince Harry will lead the Nation in commemorating Armistice Day, 11 November, by attending a Service of Remembrance on the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

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