Remembrance Sunday

08 October 2009

The Queen has decided that November 8 shall be observed as Remembrance Sunday, and the Secretary of State, on behalf of the Cabinet, is making the necessary arrangements for the ceremony at the Cenotaph.  The customary Two Minutes' Silence will be observed from 11.00 am.

From the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Queen has decided that November 8 is to be observed as Remembrance Sunday this year, with the customary Two Minutes’ Silence from 11:00am.  Clergy are asked to make appropriate arrangements, calling to mind our need to remember before God all those who gave their lives in war that we might know peace.

Notes to editors:

  1. Following the machinery of government changes in May 2005 responsibility for the arrangements for Remembrance Sunday have transferred to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

  2. Media organisations wishing to film or photograph the ceremony should contact the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Press Office, which issues special passes allowing access to the media stand for accredited representatives. No media passes will be issued after Friday 30 October.  Media representatives who turn up on the day without prior accreditation will not be issued with a pass. Press Office contact: Clare Ramsaran, tel: 020 7211 6272.

Press Enquiries: 020 7211 6052/6277
Out of hours telephone pager no: 07699 751153
Public Enquiries: 020 7211 6200

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