London honours Remembrance Day
London honours Remembrance Day every year with a series of events that pay homage to those who have sacrificed their lives for the country’s freedom. One of the most memorable events takes place at The Cenotaph, which is located in Whitehall, London. Every November 11th at 11am, hundreds of people from all walks of life gather around The Cenotaph to observe a two-minute silence, organised as part of the ceremony. The event is also broadcasted live on television and radio so that everyone can take part in this meaningful celebration. During the ceremony there are three parts: the first is a reminder to remember those who died, followed by a service which includes prayers and readings. After this, the second part starts with a march-past led by members and representatives of different military forces such as The British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. At precisely 11 o’clock, the third part begins with a one minute silence dedicated to all those who gave their lives in order to save others during war time. This period is marked by an awesome display of respect that truly serves as a powerful reminder of what it means to be free because it was paid for by others’ sacrifice.