Remembrance Sunday is a time for old soldiers to remember fallen comrades
With the conflict in Afghanistan still claiming the lives of British service men and women, Armistice Day still retains its poignancy.
As always, the Sunday closest to 11 November becomes Remembrance Sunday, whereby tributes can be paid to those who have died on active service.
The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, raising money for veterans, has been operating since 1921.
Remember the heroes and victims of the First and Second World Wars at the Remembrance Sunday London events, in a time-honoured tribute in memory of those who have died.
Royal ceremony and service
Remembrance Sunday London events include a special wreath-laying ceremony led by the Royal Family, which traditionally takes place on the nearest Sunday to 11th November. Join crowds of well-wishers to witness the ceremony live at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday 14th November 2010. A two minute silence will be held at 11am.
Remembrance Sunday London Parade
Remembrance Day features a full formal parade of Royal Family members joined by former and current service men and women. The parade is televised, and takes place between 10am and 12pm.
Pay respect in historical tradition
Each year, the nation falls silent at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in commemoration of those who lost their lives in the two world wars. Join the country in tribute of the men and women who fought and died, in a poignant national tradition.
Tribute for 2010
This year sees the 92nd anniversary of the end of the First World War, marking another sombre Remembrance Sunday. The Royal Family will lead the nation in remembrance of those who died during the conflict, over nine decades on from its end. A silence is also being held at Trafalgar Square itself on Thursday 11th November itself; click on the link below for further information.
Silence in the Square London
As well as the Remembrance Sunday London parade by the Cenotaph, there is also a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall to mark Armistice Day. Live music from military bands features throughout the concert.
Festival of Remembrance
The Remembrance Day London Parade takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday 14th November 2010. Nearest tube: Westminster. The event is free to attend.