A Flanders Poppy Field
The 11th hour of the 11th day, in the 11th month, is when we remember the brave service men and women who gave their lives so that future generations in this country, and many others, can live in a world that is free of dictators, fascism and prejudice.
Remembrance Day. The day the Germans signed the Armistice that ended World War I. The document was signed at 5 am. The peace accord came into effect six hours after the signing, which is why we remember the 11th hour. At 11 o’clock on November 11th, 1918 the ‘guns fell silent.’