Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday
On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour each year a two minutes silence is held to Deputy Mayor Dartford commemorate the time when, in 1918, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany in Compiegne, France to sanction a cease fire on the Western Front. On Monday 11th November 2013, Deputy Mayor of Dartford Avtar Sandhu MBE attended an Armistice Day 2 minutes silence at the memorial near Dartford Library.
Remembrance Sunday, held on the second Sunday of every November in the UK, is to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. So not only is the day to commemorate those who died in World War One who are remembered on Armistice Day, but every British service personnel who have served/are serving and may have lost their lives to protect the United Kingdom. On Sunday 10th November 2013, Deputy Mayor of Dartford Avtar Sandhu MBE attended 2 memorial services - one at the memorial in Dartford by the public library and the other at Stone Recreational Ground.
For more information on this, please contact Avtar Sandhu here.