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Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars. Remembrance Sunday is also marked each year, this falls on the second Sunday in November. This year, like most things, Armistice Day will be a little different because of coronavirus. England will be in a four-week national lockdown during this time, and there are different restrictions across Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

This year, as well as wearing a poppy, support can be shown by using a digital poppy on social media sites, or by colouring in a downloadable poppy picture and displaying it. Downing Street has confirmed that remembrance services and events can be held, as long as there are strict social distancing measures.

The Prime Minister's official spokesperson said: "It's important that the country can continue to come together to remember the sacrifice of those who have died in the service of their country and we will ensure that Remembrance Sunday is appropriately commemorated while protecting public health. There will also be a small ceremony at the London Cenotaph. People are being encouraged to watch it on TV at home. Defence minister, Johnny Mercer, said: "There will be guidance given out by local authorities but remembrance events will be able to go ahead.

The government has said that official guidance will be published on how to keep safe during the events. On this day, there are usually ceremonies at war memorials, cenotaphs and churches throughout the country, as well as abroad. The anniversary is used to remember all the people who have died in wars - not just World War One. The first two-minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November , when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am.

This was one year after the end of World War One. He made the request so "the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead". Remembrance Day: Why do people wear poppies? Remembrance Day: What's it like growing up in a military family? Remembrance Day: Why it's important. Look back at Remembrance Day events Do the Olympics inspire you to be more active?

What are the latest changes to isolation rules? Masks at the ready - it's time for the Olympics! Home Menu. Remembrance Day: What is it and how will be different? Poppies are worn by millions as a symbol to remember all of the people who have given their lives for their country in war. How will it be different this year? Royal British Legion. Here's a poppy that's been decorated and displayed on a house window. How is it usually marked? Royal Navy handout. Soldiers bow their he as they observe a two-minute silence in Afghanistan in Getty Images.

Workers at the Lloyd's of London building gathered to bow their he in a two-minute silence, to remember those who have given their lives. More like this. Remembrance Day: Why it's important 8 Nov 8 November Look back at Remembrance Day events 11 Nov 11 November Show more. Top Stories. Newsround Home.

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