At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Two Minute Silence is observed on Armistice Day, the day which marks the end of the First World War.
The Royal British Legion has always supported the traditional Remembrance Sunday services and the customary Two Minute Silence on that day. As the national custodian of Remembrance, the Legion also believes that when 11 November (Armistice Day) falls on days other than Sundays - on working days - Remembrance should be brought into the everyday life of the nation on those days as well.
The revival of support for observance of this demonstrates that, despite the passing of the years and the declining number of veterans, the nation still feels strongly about Remembrance.
Remembrance transcends all boundaries. The Legion seeks a small yet important individual and collective act, a rare moment when the nation can stand together and reflect on the price of freedom. That price is still being paid. More than 12,000 British Servicemen and women have been killed or injured on active service since 1945.
"If we are to maintain our peace and freedom, we must always remember."
Festival of Remembrance - Lisburn Branch
Lisburn Royal British Legion Branch will be holding their annual Festival of Remembrance in the Island Centre, Lisburn on Friday 10th November 2017 starting at 7.30pm.
Festival of Remembrance with the Garvey Silver Band, 2 Royal Irish Pipes and Drums, Brownlee Primary School Choir, Lisnagarvey Operatic Society, N Orr School of Dance and Alex Jay.
All to be followed by an Act of Remembrance conducted by the Rev Nicholas Dark with a muster of all Services and Standards.
All proceeds in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.