6 November 2018
The Pier , Clevedon
Remembrance Day or Armistice Day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars. This year symbolises the 100th year since the end of the First World War. Remembrance Day is a Memorial Day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
Red poppy pins are worn as a symbol for those who have given their lives in battle and because poppies are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended.
White poppies are also worn alternatively to the red. The White Poppy symbolises the belief that there are better ways to resolve conflicts and embodies values that reject killing fellow human beings for whatever reason.
According to the PPU, it is intended to remember all victims of all wars, rather than just those in which British service people were involved. It also demonstrates a commitment to peace and to challenging any attempt to glamourise or celebrate war.
For more information and where to buy a poppy
Join Clevedon Pier for their annual Remembrance Day service on Sunday 11th November
Arrive between 10-10:55am for free entry and enjoy a free tea or coffee between these times while you make your donations.
For more information click here
Seafish Café & Pagoda Café
01275 871 605