The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the ARMISTICE, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One. . At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. Remembrance Day is still a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and now also other conflicts. For a period the day was known as Armistice Day but was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War. . Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to the 11th. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain and other sites of conflict which often include these words from a poem called For the Fallen. . As you hear these words thank God for their sacrifice of these brave men and women: ”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.”

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