London commemorates the Centenary of the Armistice

The Cenotaph Whitehall London

This year, Britain’s Remembrance Sunday coincides with the Centenary of the Armistice, marking the end of World War I.    Events will take place throughout the country on Sunday 11th November.    In London, commemorations will concentrate on Whitehall and at the Cenotaph monument.  As is traditional we will remember the fallen in all conflicts.

Hundreds of veterans and current service men and women will join the procession.    It will start from Horse Guards Parade, continue down Whitehall to Parliament Square, turn right into Great George Street and back up Horse Guards Road to return to Horse Guards Parade.

The event will start at 11.00 am with gun salutes from Horse Guards Parade.    This will be followed by a two minute silence, recognised throughout Britain.    The ‘Last Post’ will be played and wreaths laid at the Cenotaph by the Queen, members of the Royal Family, senior members of the armed services and political parties.    The National Anthem will be played and the procession will commence.   It’s both touching and stirring stuff!

Furthermore, this year, church bells will ring simultaneously in Britain and Germany at 12.30 GMT (13.30 CET).

The whole area is enclosed by a security cordon, so if you are planning to visit, do arrive between 8.00 am and 9.00 am  to get the best spots.

Read more:

The Cenotaph in Whitehall – London’s most special monument

The Cenotaph, London, Sunday 11th November 2018
Wreaths from the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and Germany at the The Cenotaph in London, Sunday 11th November 2018, sunset

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