We will remember them: Londoners to fall silent and honour those who died in conflicts on Armistice Day
Millions of people across the UK will fall silent at 11am today to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in conflicts since the start of World War One 100 years ago.
Services will be held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square while veterans will also gather at the Tower of London against the backdrop of more than 800,000 ceramic poppies.
Services and memorials were also held in South West London last weekend in the lead up to November 11.
Residents flocked to the Wimbledon War Memorial on Saturday to pay their respects and remember the victims of war.
The event involved members of the 210 Transport Squadron, scouts, cadets and The Royal British Legion, marching to the memorial on Wimbledon Village.
Observing a minute’s silence, representatives from the groups laid wreaths before the memorial and hundreds of residents stood for the national anthem.
The service concluded with a salute from Deputy Mayor of Merton, Councillor Laxmi Attawar and chairman of Wimbledon’s branch of the British Royal Legion, Major Alex Hamilton.
The famous John Maxwell Edmonds epitaph ‘When you go home, tell them of us and say. For their tomorrow, we have our day,’ was read to the crowd.
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