Memorial Day commemorates the signing of the armistice that marked the end of World War I in 1918
Every November, a silence is held on Remembrance Day and a Remembrance Day Sunday to commemorate the signing of the Armistice.
The armistice was an agreement signed in 1918 to find peace and end conflict between allied forces, including Britain and Germany.
It was a precursor to the controversial Treaty of Versailles signed by the leaders of Britain, the United States andrance at a meeting at which Germany and Austria-Hungary were not invited.
This is when Memorial Day, also known as Armistice Day, in 2022 marks a time of silence, how long it lasts and why it is still celebrated more than 100 years later…
Memorial Day Date Silence
The Memorial Day Silence is held on November 11 each year.
A time of remembrance of a day of silence
Every year, Memorial Day is kept silent at 11 a.m. on November 11.
How long is Memorial Day silence?
Memorial Day silence lasts for two minutes, beginning at 11 a.m. on November 11 each year.
Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?
Every year there is a national day to commemorate the men and women who served during World War I.
Two minutes of silence was observed as the nation fell silent in memory of the sacrifices of the many who fought and died in the conflict.
At the same time and date of the year the allied forces, including Britain and Germany, agreed to end the fighting on land, sea and air.
The armistice came into effect at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month and is still celebrated to this day as the world remembers and honors those who served.
How is Memorial Day different from Memorial Sunday?
Memorial Day is also known as Armistice Day.
It differs from Remembrance Sunday which is held on the second Sunday of November every year.
Attendees tend to include senior members of the royal family, senior government figures, and are usually distinguished by the march’s past.
In 2022, Sunday is commemorated on November 13.