April 15, 2021, 0:04

WATCH: Millions of People Stop to Remember Fallen Heroes on Armistice Day

WATCH: Millions of People Stop to Remember Fallen Heroes on Armistice Day

Remembrance ceremonies were held in the UK, Canada and elsewhere in Saturday to mark Armistice Day, the end of the First World War.

On Saturday, cities across the world held commemorations to mark Armistice Day, an occasion when people stop to remember the veterans of armed conflict.

​The commemoration is held each year on November 11, to mark the day in 1918 when the Allies of World War One and Germany signed an armistice at Compiegne, France.  

The armistice took effect at 11am that day, and traditionally Armistice Day includes a two-minute silence at 11am to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who fought in wars. 

​​​Events to mark the occasion were held in the UK, Canada, France and other countries which were members of the Allied forces at the end of World War One. 

On Saturday in London, Big Ben chimed for the first time in months to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the war’s end. 

 

Remembrance Sunday is also held in the UK and Commonwealth countries. During a ceremony at the cenotaph in London, Prince Charles will lay a wreath to pay respects to the country’s war dead.

Source: sputniknews.com

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