Armistice Day Remembrance


Two minutes silence

Today people gathered at war memorials and in schools, offices and other public places across the country to pause for two minutes to commemorate the moment the guns fell silent for peace at the end of World War One, on 11 November 1918.

In Brighton, a service of remembrance was held at the War Memorial in the Old Steine; it was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Mo Marsh, councillors, representatives of local associations, service men, service veterans, members of the fire brigade and members of the public.

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, 1918

In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders’ fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders’ fields.

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