Remembrance Day is observed by the British Royal Family to pay tribute to British soldiers and civilians who have lost their lives in armed conflict.
Remembrance Day is observed on the second Sunday in November each year, coinciding with Armistice Day, which marks the end of the First World War.
During Remembrance Day, the Royal Family attends solemn events such as church services, military parades and the laying of red poppy wreaths at the Cenotaph in London as a symbol of remembrance and respect for those who have fallen.
Why is the poppy the symbol of Remembrance Day?
The red poppy has become the symbol of Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom.
This flower grows on the battlefields of Western Europe and is mentioned in the famous poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
The poem speaks of poppies growing among the graves of fallen soldiers and has become a symbol of hope and remembrance.
Wearing a red poppy on your chest is a way to show support and respect for the fallen and their families.
It is important to note that Remembrance Day is not limited to the British Royal Family, but is a national event that involves people from all over the country.
On this day, people remember all those who have lost their lives in service to their country and reflect on the human cost of war.