Today Marks Armistice Day (11th November 2014)

Today the UK will pay tribute to the millions of British servicemen who have died in conflict since the start of the First World War 100 years ago. Since last year’s Armistice Day, another seven members of the British armed forces have died in service – including five who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in April. Armistice Day has been marked on the November 11 every year since 1919 – a year after the Allied forces signed an agreement with the Germans that would end the First World War. Although at first former servicemen wanted to forget their horrifying experiences of war.

A growing interest in family history and the losses of more recent wars has made remembrance more significant.

This year’s centenary of the beginning of the First World War has opened another generation’s eyes to the extent of the conflict. The biggest single change for society in this country was the First World War. It had a far greater effect on the country than the Second World War.

This year’s Poppy Appeal has been very successful. The British Legion is on target to sell more than 45 million poppies by the end of Armistice Day – one million more than last year.

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Two Minute Silence will be observed on Armistice Day, the day which marks the end of the First World War. As well as a number of local events across the county, the British Legion will be hosting a ’Silence in the Square’ event in Trafalgar Square today.

Here at More Than Mobility we have always supported the traditional Remembrance Sunday services and Two Minute Silence on Armistice Day.

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More Than Mobility

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