“Remembering the Fallen and Honouring the Survivors”
Every year on Remembrance Day (at 11h00 on 11 November), people around the world are encouraged to participate in a two minute silence, to respectfully remember and honour all those who fought and died in service of their country. Also known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day or Poppy Day, it marks the date on which Germany officially signed the agreement known as the Armistice on 11 November 1918, ending the hostilities of World War I. Remembrance Sunday falls on the second Sunday of November every year.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries like Great Britain are holding smaller, low-key services, and encouraging people to have their own quiet moments of remembrance at home.
Published in The Muse, Pinelands Community Magazine, in November 2020.