Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday Quick Facts

2022 Date13 November 2022
2023 Date12 November 2023
Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday History

Remembrance Sunday seeks to remember and honour the sacrifices made in wars. These include World War I & II and later conflicts. This day aims to pay tribute to those military and civilian servicemen and women. This day is typically observed with war memorials and collective silences. Remembrance poppies are laid on memorials and church bells are usually rung.

Remembrance Sunday is observed annually on the second Sunday in November.

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Remembrance Sunday Facts

  • Every year on the Sunday closest to November 11th, a two-minute silence is held at 11:00 am to remember those whose lives were lost in war.
  • There are several different poppies that can be worn. They are:
    1) The red poppy, which represents remembrance and hope. It commemorates those who sacrificed their lives in WW1 and other conflicts.
    2) The purple poppy, which is worn to commemorate the animals that have been a victim of war.
    3) The black poppy, which commemorates black, African, and Caribbean communities' contributions to the war effort.
    4) The white poppy, which also commemorates those who died in conflict. It promotes peace and hopes to challenge the way war is looked at.
  • Poppies are an iconic symbol that remembers the blood shed of World War 1. Mentioned in Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's poem, In Flanders Fields, they became a symbolic representation of war in 1915. The poem became very popular at the time and the poppy was used to raise money for soldiers.

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