The second Sunday in November is traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. This year, Remembrance Sunday coincides with Armistice Day – 11th November – when we traditionally commemorate the end of the First World War.
On Sunday, Her Majesty The Queen will lead a national service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, starting at 10.30am.
At 11.00am, there will be a national two-minute silence. Of this, the Royal British Legion says:
“Remembrance transcends all boundaries … a rare moment when the nation can stand together and reflect on the price of freedom.”
Here in Hall, the ceremony at the Cenotaph will be streamed live to a screen in the reception lobby from 10.30am. I should like to invite you to join me in reception to stand and mark the two-minute silence at 11.00am on Sunday.