Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday

Armistice Day is on Sunday, November 11th 

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a two-minute silence is observed to mark Armistice Day.

The date and time mark the end of the First World War but the day is to honour all who have given their lives.

That includes the more than 12,000 British Servicemen and women killed or injured since 1945.

At 11AM Stray FM  will remember those who have sacrificed their lives for their country.

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Join us by listening to our special programme at 10:45AM and by observing a two minute silence on air at 11AM on Sunday 11th November.
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Remembrance Sunday is November 11th 

Remembrance Sunday services take place on the same Sunday 11th of November and we'll be holding another two-minute silence, observed at 11am.

The Royal British Legion supports silences observed during this day.

The organisation says the act of Remembrance rightly has a place in - and impacts on - our lives, no matter which day of the week it might fall upon.

 Find out what events are happening around Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale as a mark of Remembrance.

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Welcome to Ripon Sign Covered in Poppies

 IN FLANDERS FIELDS

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders' fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow  
In Flanders' Fields.

We are supporting the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal

In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lt Col John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle scared fields, to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.

You can get involved by wearing a poppy.

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