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Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday - resources for councils

Armistice Day is observed on the 11th of November each year. It finds its origins in the end of World War I. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the armistice was signed, officially marking the cessation of hostilities.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November.

It is held to commemorate the contribution of military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Many local councils either organise or assist with the organisation of events for the two days. Nearly all local councils will raise awareness about the Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal.

To help save your council time we have created some new social media posts. You can find the content in Council Hive.

We have also added two short articles you could use and adapt. They could be used in a newsletter, on a website or as the basis for a press release.

The first article is about the Royal British Legion poppy appeal. The second could be used to advertise any road closures you might be planning.

All of the content can be accessed via Council Hive.


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