Lest We Forget - Unknown Soldier Silhouettes

November 5, 2021

Witham Town Council have affixed silhouettes of the iconic Unknown Soldier outside the Town Hall "to commemorate the fallen soldiers and all those who contributed to our Nation's war effort."

What is Armistice Day?
Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day takes place on 11th November.  The Armistice, an agreement to end the fighting of the First World War as a prelude to peace negotiations, began at 11am on 11 November 1918.  Armistice is Latin for to stand (still) arms.

To this day, Armistice Day is marked around the United Kingdom with a Two Minute Silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.

Remembrance Sunday
This year it falls on 14 November in 2021, is a national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those who have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.

National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph
The National Service of Remembrance, held at The Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday, provides the nation with a physical reminder of all those that have served and sacrificed, with British and Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen and women represented, together with members of the emergency services and civilians, ensuring that no-one is forgotten.

Lots of information available on the Royal British Legion website.