Armistice Day at the Cenotaph -

The First World War was a highly traumatic experience for Britain, and led to the loss of nearly a million lives. The Cenotaph, in Whitehall, was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and unveiled on 11th November 1920 to commemorate those lost. The Cenotaph is the focus for the commemoration of the dead in Britain?s wars, and on every Armistice Day (11th November) until 1945, and on the closest Sunday to 11th November since then, a service takes place in their honour. A two minutes? silence is observed at 11am to mark the exact hour of the 1918 armistice, and wreaths of poppies (amongst the only flowers to grow on the battlefields of Flanders) are laid to commemorate the fallen.
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London and Middlesex Archaeological Society
London and Middlesex Archaeological Society

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