The 11th November is known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day and is a memorial day observed in some Countries since the end of the First World War. The day is marked to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
It is also known as Poppy Day because people will often purchase and wear a Poppy as a mark of respect.
I consider this to be an important day not only because I am from the UK but also because several members of my family including my Dad were in the Armed Forces as I grew up.
At the Tower of London there is a sea of 888,246 ceramic poppies surrounding the Tower and each one represents a British Soldier killed in World War One. Members of the public could purchase a Poppy to be placed at the Tower between the 5th and 11th November 2014. I have read that the display will remain in place beyond the 11th November 2014 as well.
There are lots of stunning photographs online of the Tower surrounded by the poppies and because I am in Darwin I have not been able to visit and pay my respects. I won’t post any photos that I have found online here but you can check some I found by doing a search for them here.
During the First World War, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. In many parts of the world, people observe a two-minute silence at 11am on 11 November.