|Start||9 November 1919|
|Subpage(s)||•Remembrance Sunday/A meditation|
Remembrance Sunday is the closest Sunday to 11 November, which was the day that a final armistice was agreed between the belligerents of World War 1.
Armistice Day is also commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the agreement signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
Record white poppy sales
On Sunday 11 November 2018, it will be 100 years to the day since the end of the First World War, which failed in its promise to be "the war to end all war"; since 1918, at least 67 million people have died in war. The Peace Pledge Union, along with other peace and human rights groups - local, national and international - will hold events on and around Remembrance Sunday in remembrance of all victims of war, and to commit to working for peace.
White poppies represent remembrance for all victims of war of all nationalities, a commitment to peace and a rejection of militarism. Sales of white poppies in 2018 are higher than in any previous year since white poppies were founded in 1933. White poppy wreaths will be laid at an alternative Remembrance Sunday ceremony at Tavistock Square in London by each of the organisations involved.
|Document:Remembrance Day and the truths that dare not speak their name||blog post||8 November 2018||John Wight|
|Document:The Red Poppy is Not About Remembrance||article||2 November 2018||Tommy Sheridan||A polemic on the militarisation of remembrance of the horrors of war represented by UK Establishment promotion of the red poppy and its associated ceremonies on 11 November each year|
|Document:Why I wear a white poppy||article||9 November 2018||Peter||A summary of the reasons why the author wears a white poppy during the UK Remembrance Day commemoration.|
- "Banquet in honour of The President of the French Republic, Monday 10th November 1919"
- Shushkewich, Val (12 September 2005). The real Winnie : a one-of-a-kind bear. Natural Heritage Books. p. 42. ISBN 9781554883509.
- "Alternative Remembrance Sunday Ceremony - London"
- "White poppy sales break all records"