Remembrance Day November 11th 2020
We will be holding our 2 minutes silence at 11.00am today.
Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day.
It 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.
Remembrance Sunday is also marked each year, this falls on the second Sunday in November.
This year, like most things, Armistice Day will be a little different because of coronavirus.
England will be in a four-week national lockdown during this time, and there are different restrictions across Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
This year, as well as wearing a poppy, support can be shown by using a digital poppy on social media sites, or by colouring in a downloadable poppy picture and displaying it.
Why do we hold a two-minute silence?
The first two-minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am.
This was one year after the end of World War One.
He made the request so "the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".