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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day 2023

Saturday 11 November 2023 marks Remembrance Day: a time to commemorate victims of war past and present, and to remember people significant to us who are no longer here.

Remembrance Day began as a memorial day for Commonwealth countries to honour members of their Armed Forces who lost their lives in the First World War, but is now recognised as a day of remembrance for victims of conflict by countries across the world.

In the UK, Remembrance Day is traditionally marked by acts of remembrance, including a two-minute silence at 11am to remember and honour those who have died in conflict past and present. The Royal British Legion runs the Poppy Appeal to raise money to provide support for serving or former members of the British Armed Forces.

This year at Queen Mary, Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honour people worldwide who have lost their lives through war and remember our own loved ones who are no longer with us.

On Monday 13 November, from 10.45am, the Queen Mary Chaplain will lead a service of remembrance from the Octagon, which you are warmly invited to join. The brief remembrance service, in which we honour those who have lost their lives in conflicts past and present and make a commitment to peace, will be followed by a two-minute silence for reflection and remembrance.

Information about the support available if you have suffered bereavement is available on the Advice and Counselling Service website.

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