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Remembrance Day

Authored by Rex Cleaver
Published on 11th November, 2022 1 min read

Remembrance Day

Red poppies growing in a field.

This Remembrance Day (11/11/2022) marks 104 years since the end of the First World War, a global conflict that claimed the lives of over 886,000 British and Commonwealth military personnel. 

Inaugurated by King George V in 1919 to commemorate the signing of the First World War armistice, Remembrance Day now serves as a day to honour all those who have fallen in the line of duty.  

In Britain, the day is observed on Remembrance Sunday, a period marked by local ceremonies across the country, culminating in a two-minute silence at 11am. Commemorating the cessation of hostilities during the First World War, the silence provides an opportunity to remember the people who have died fighting in military conflict.  

Here at BOA, we would like to pay our respects to the men and women who have died during times of conflict. We remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from across Britain and the Commonwealth. 

Authored by Rex Cleaver

Rex Cleaver

Rex is an Editorial Assistant at British Online Archives

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