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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom as a day to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. It is held at 11am on the second Sunday in November (the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day). The national ceremony is held in London, starting with two minutes’ silence at 11am and concluding with the end of The Nation’s Thank You procession at 1:30 p.m. The main part of the ceremony consists of the laying of wreaths by members of the royal family and other dignitaries, prayers, music and a march-past by thousands of military and other units.

Activity Ideas:

  • Watch the ceremony for Remembrance Day
  • Get reflective with some remembrance poetry – here
  • Listen to History Hit’s Battle of Britain podcast – here
  • Create a rememberance area of the garden and use for reflection
  • Print off and use our Remembrance Activity Book – here
  • Make poppies out of a pinwheel design – here
  • Make stained glass style paper poppies with our activity – here
  • Or some simple tissue paper poppies – here
  • Try knitting a poppy from a pattern – here
  • Or if you aren’t into knitting, amek felt poppies – here
  • Make a poppies display or archway