Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11th November to mark the armistice or truce ending the hostilities of the First World War in Europe. The Armistice was signed at Compiègne in France and took effect at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
Remembrance Sunday is a day "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts". It is held on the second Sunday in November, nearest to Armistice Day. Remembrance Sunday is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials and usually attended by civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and women, members of local armed forces, regular and reserve units and youth organizations. Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid on the memorials and two minutes silence is held at 11 a.m. Church bells are usually rung half-muffled, creating a somber effect.
This year Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday fall on the same day.
Services of Remembrance will be held in Kenya on:
10th November 2018
Muthaiga Club War Memorial
11th November 2018
CWGC Nairobi South Cemetery at 08:00am
CWGC Ngong Road Cemetery at 11:00am
CWGC Nanyuki Cemetery at 11:00am
CWGC Gilgil Cemetery at 11:00am
CWGC Mbaraki Cemetery – Mombasa at 11:00am
One is requested to be in position 30min prior to the service starting and not move around during the service.