Armistice Day has been observed every year since 1919 with a two-minute silence at 11am on 11 November across the nation.
From peacekeeping missions to supporting the UK’s response to Covid-19, our Armed Forces perform incredible tasks every day. This year we asked the nation to pause, breathe and reflect on the service and sacrifices the Armed Forces make on our behalf.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Laurence Binyon – ‘For the Fallen‘.
After Georgia played the last post we stood together, united in Remembrance, observing a two-minute silence at 11am before the choir sang beautifully at the end – a truly moving experience. Students also laid a wreath and led prayers at a Remembrance service at St Barnabas Church.