Why Remembrance Day Started
By macy_mace, Updated
A comic strip that explains to Year 5 students why Remembrance Day started.
Remembrance Day marks the day WWI ended. At 11am on the 11th of the 11th month (November) there is a 2 minute silence.
It includes ceremonies at war memorials and churches for the people who died in WWI, WWII, the Falklands War, The Gulf War and the deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The first 2 minute silence in Britain was on the 11th of November 1919 a year after WWI ended. King George V(the fifth) asked everyone that at 11am they would be silent for 2 minutes.
The thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on respecting the remembrance of the glorious dead.
The Royal Family and top politicians go to The Cenotaph (a war memorial) in Whitehall, London for a memorial service
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