Remembrance Day 2021: Armistice silence

Remembrance Sunday 2021

Remembrance Day 2021: Armistice silence

At 11am on November 11 a two-minute silence marks the armistice, ending World War 1. The armistice took place on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, which is why the UK holds two minutes of silence at 11am every November 11. Remembrance Day is the UK’s national day of memorial to remember those servicemen and women who lost their lives in World War I. Remembrance Day is also referred to as Armistice Day.

When is Remembrance Sunday?

Remembrance Sunday is held to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid on the memorials and two minutes’ silence is held at 11am. The day is self is held on the Sunday nearest to 11 November, which is Sunday 14 November 2021

Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service

Ash Parish will be marking Remembrance Sunday with a Parade & Service. This will leave the Ash Centre at 10:40 am and will process to the War Memorial at the top of Ash Hill Road. The service will include a two-minute silence at 11 am, hyms, wreath-laying, together with the North East Hants Area School Band.

Following the conclusion of the service, the parade will return to the Ash Centre. Residents and parade members are then invited into the Ash Centre for tea and coffee, organised by churches together with donations to charity. Also on display within the Ash Centre will be a memorial map describing the residential location of all the persons listed on the war memorial.

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