The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
What is the Act of Remembrance
The Act of Remembrance consists of the following:
The Exhortation is recited:
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them".
The Last Post is sounded. (A Piper Lament may be included in Scotland.)
The Two Minute Silence is observed.
Reveille is sounded.
The Kohima Epitaph is recited (optional):
"When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today".