This Sunday 9th and Tuesday 11th November 2014, thousands of people across the country will be remembering the end of one of the bloodiest wars witnessed by mankind. To remember the heroes and victims of the Great War, the Second World War and other more recent conflicts, the traditional time-honoured tribute will take place at the Cenotaph this coming Sunday. Of course, this year holds particular significance as it marks the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Royal ceremony and service
The Remembrance Sunday London events include a special wreath laying ceremony led by the Royal Family. Everyone is welcome to join the crowds of well-wishers to witness the ceremony live at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday 9th November 2014. A two minute silence will be held at 11am.
Remembrance Sunday London Parade
A full formal parade of Royal Family members joined by former and current service men and women will take place. The parade is televised, and takes place between 9.20am and 11am.
Pay respect in historical tradition
A few days before the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, the nation falls silent at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in commemoration of those who lost their lives in the two world wars.
As well as the Remembrance Sunday London parade by the Cenotaph, there is also a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall to mark Armistice Day. Live music from military bands features throughout the concert, and venues such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Imperial War Museum are also hosting special events.