Sunday 11:00am: Queen leads Britain and Commonwealth representatives at London's Cenotaph

Posted on on 10 November 2013
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Queen Elizabeth leads Britain in commemorating those who have fought in conflicts since 1914 on Remembrance Sunday 2013.

The Queen led other members of the Royal Family, British politicians and Commonwealth representatives in two minutes of reflective silence in honour of the war dead - both military and civilian - from conflicts past and present.

                                       Queen Elizabeth at Remembrance Sunday

Members of the armed forces and ex-servicemen and women will file past the Cenotaph as part of a Remembrance service today.

Remembrance Sunday - held on the Sunday closest to November 11th, Armistice Day - marks the end of hostilities during the First World War, when the Armistice was signed at 11:00am on November 11th 1918.

Remembrance Sunday has come to recognise all those who have died in conflicts since 1914. After the Second World War, Remembrance Sunday has taken on greater prominence and now overlaps with Armistice Day commemorations.

                                    Queen Elizabeth lays a wreath at the Cenotaph

Images courtesy of the BBC

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News