Anglican and Catholic Irish Primates in joint Remembrance Sunday commemoration
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
A two-minute silence has been held at 11 am this morning (Friday) in many parts of the world in commemoration of those who died serving their countries in times of war. The 11 November commemorates Armistice Day – the day when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. In the US, it is known as Veterans Day. Further commemorations will take place on Sunday when churches and local communities hold special services for what has become known as Remembrance Sunday.