Armistice Day

British military personnel, veterans and members of the public observe two minutes of silence on Armistice Day at the Cenotaph in central London in memory of Britain's war dead. In the run-up to Armistice Day (called Veterans Day in the U.S.), many Britons wear on their lapels a red paper poppy symbolizing the poppies which grew on French and Belgian battlefields during World War I.

( ANDREW COWIE / AFP/Getty Images / November 11, 2013 )

British military personnel, veterans and members of the public observe two minutes of silence on Armistice Day at the Cenotaph in central London in memory of Britain's war dead. In the run-up to Armistice Day (called Veterans Day in the U.S.), many Britons wear on their lapels a red paper poppy symbolizing the poppies which grew on French and Belgian battlefields during World War I.

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