Remembrance Day and the Two Minute Silence have been observed since the end of the First World War, traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by the brave Service men and women. This year Remembrance Sunday was on Sunday 9th. November.
The National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall is a unique expression of national homage devoted to the remembrance of those who have given their lives in war. It was originally conceived as a commemoration of the war dead of the First World War but after the Second World War the scope of the ceremony was extended to focus on the nation's dead of both World Wars, and in 1980 it was widened once again to extend the remembrance to all who have suffered and died in conflict in the service of their country and all those who mourn them. The service at the Cenotaph in London's Whitehall is framed to ensure that no-one is forgotten. The wreath laid by The Queen and the other tributes placed on the Cenotaph are dedicated to all who have suffered or died in war. High Commissioners from Commonwealth countries including Malaysia also attended the ceremony and laid wreaths at the Cenotaph.