Remembrance Sunday

11th November 2018

Event Overview

Held on the second Sunday in November each and every year, Remembrance Sunday commemorates the agreement to end fighting during the First World War in 1918. 

In the run up to Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, you will often spot veterans selling poppies at a number of locations across the country. The reason poppies are used is because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after the First World War ended. Poppies are also used to raise money for servicemen and women who are still alive but whose lives have been changed by war.