Service of remembrance
In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is the second Sunday in November, the
Sunday nearest to 11 November (Remembrance Day) which is the anniversary of the
Armistice that ended the hostilities of World War I in 1918 at 11am.
The National Ceremony takes place at the Cenotaph (it means “empty tomb”)
on Whitehall, London with the Two Minute Silence at 11am. The Queen leads the
Remembrance laying the first wreath of red poppies, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh,
Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal Family, the Prime Minister and major
political party leaders.
South Ayrshire services of remembrance
Remembrance Ceremonies are free and open to anyone to attend.
Acts of Remembrance take place at the War Memorials at these locations: