Honouring the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices made in the past wars, 2 minutes of silence is made on the 11th November every year. The main remembrance day is the second Sunday of the month in November marked by events such as memorial services, church services and parades. National commemorations take place in the City of Westminster and Whitehall. Marking the end of the World War I hostilities between Allied nations and Germany in 1918 with the signing of the armistice, other Commonwealth countries such as Australia and Canada also observe Remembrance Day.
Wreaths of poppies are made and placed at dedicated memorial places. Citizens around the UK donate money to the armed forces in exchange for poppies to wear before, during and after Remembrance Day.