When is Remembrance Sunday 2017? Why do we wear red poppies for Armistice Day?


When is Recollection Sunday 2017?

Remembrance Sunday is marked every year on the second Sunday of November, which is closest to Armistice Day on November 11.

This year Reminder Sunday falls on November 12, immediately after Armistice Day on Saturday.

Memento Sunday and Armistice Day are often confused as the same event, but are in fact break up commemorations.

Armistice Day takes place on the anniversary of the armistice that put an end to Fabulous War One on November 11, 1918. Remembrance Sunday is a commemorative day for soldiers fallen in all spats, not just WWI. 

What will happen on Remembrance Sunday?

Many people on both Memory Sunday and Armistice Day will stop at 11am, for two minutes of silence.

The silence typifies the guns of Europe going quiet on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918.

Eleven o’clock traces the moment when the WWI armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany in the The Forest of Compiègne, France.

Thousands of people and soldiers leave gather outside the Cenotaph war memorial in Whitehall, GETTY

Remembrance Sunday imbibes place on the second Sunday of November

Traditionally the Remembrance Sunday 2016


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Remembrance Sunday 2016

Run down a short religious service, the Queen will depart to the sounds of the governmental anthem, followed by a parade of soldiers marching past the cenotaph. 

Thereafter the Epitome might attend other remembrance events.

Wearing a poppy is a belittling choice and reflects individual and personal memories

British Royal Legion

What stumble ons on Armistice Day?

At 2pm on Saturday, the Queen will attend the annual Festival of Memento at the Royal Albert Hal in London.

A ceremony will take place at the Federal Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, with an outdoor service of Remembrance at the Armed Compulsions Memorial. 

Several commemorative services will also take locate at military cemetery’s across the nation.

Remembrance Sunday: The QueenGETTY

The Queen wears her red poppies on the Heraldry sinister side and not the right

Why do we wear red poppies on Armistice Day?

The red poppy has become an inspirational typical of of remembrance after the end of WWI.

The history of the poppy dates back to 1915 when Canadian doctor Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned his conspicuous ‘In Flanders Fields’ poem, inspired by a field of the red flowers.

After WWI, the poppy was officially accepted as a symbol of Remembrance Sunday and is often worn on the lapel as a badge pin or a witless paper flower.

In the days before Remembrance Sunday, poppies are rat oned on the streets by members of the Armed Forces to raise money for the Poppy Charm.

The Royal British Legion explained: “Wearing a poppy is a personal select and reflects individual and personal memories. 

“It is not compulsory but is greatly appreciated by those it stops – our beneficiaries: those currently serving in our Armed Forces, veterans, and their kids and dependants.”

Traditionally women wear the poppy on the right and men wear in on the communistic, with the green leaf always pointing at 11 o’clock.