Armistice Day Commemoration
Armistice Day takes place on 11th November each year. It marks the day when, in 1918, the First World War came to an end.
Armistice Day is commemorated by a two minute silence at 11am. In Abingdon for a number of years people have gathered at the War Memorial to remember those who have given their lives and served in conflicts over the years.
This year the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Alice Badcock, will lead the town in an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial (in the Square). If you are able to, you are encouraged to join her from 10.45am onwards with a two minute silence being observed at 11am. This is a simple act of remembrance at the exact time when, 98 years ago, the guns fell silent.
Note that Remembrance Day itself is on the second Sunday each year and so this year takes place on Sunday 13th November 2016.