At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The Two Minute Silence is observed on Armistice Day, the day which marks the end of the First World War.
Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage and our poppy is the symbol of Remembrance and hope.
In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lt Col John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle scared fields, to write a now famous poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.
Here is the video by The Royal British Legion entitled ‘Remembering the Fallen with a #TwoMinuteSilence’. Starring Jess, Nick Grimshaw, Lord Sugar, Freddy Flintoff and many more.