On the 11th Day of the 11th Month at the 11th Hour, the guns on the Western Front fell quiet ending WW1.
Originally called “Armistice Day” – the Germans called for a armistice (suspension of fighting). With between 9 million & 13 million unknown allied graves, the allies chose this day to remember their war dead.
Two minutes silence was instituted as part of the main commemorative ceremony on the very first anniversary held at the Cenotaph in London. Did you know that an Australia journalist, Edward Honey, first proposed this great tradition along with a South African statesman? It is now an important feature in all commemorations held on this day.
The name was changed to by the Australian & British Governments after WW2 to “Remembrance Day”. which commemorates all who have died in all wars and armed conflicts.
“We will remember them”