We Shall Remember Them
Saint Barthélemy observes Armistice Day every November 11 to commemorate the agreement that ended the fighting on the Western Front during World War I. The armistice, which took effect on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” was signed by representatives of Germany and the Allied powers at 5:45 a.m. in Compiègne, France. Global commemorations marked the event’s centenary on November 11, 2018, when 60 heads of state and government gathered at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
The first commemoration of Armistice Day
occurred in Buckingham Palace, where King George V held a “Banquet in Honour of the President of the French Republic” on November 10, 1919. The next morning, the first Armistice Day celebrations happened on the palace grounds. A two-minute silence was observed to remember those who died in the war.
Similar ceremonies happened in other countries after World War I. In the late 1920s in South Africa, the Memorable Order of Tin Hats established a ceremony involving a silent toast to “Fallen Comrades” illuminated only by the “Light of Remembrance.” The ritual concludes with the Order’s anthem, ‘Old Soldiers Never Die.’ In the United Kingdom, two minutes of silence is observed at 11 a.m., and poppy bouquets are frequently placed at war memorials across the country. In 1939, the two-minute silence in Britain was moved to the Sunday closest to November 11 to avoid interfering with wartime productions should the holiday fall on a weekday.
Following the end of World War II, most Commonwealth states followed Canada’s lead and adopted Remembrance Day. Other countries, including the United States, chose to rename the holiday Veteran's Day to honor military veterans from all conflicts. Many of these commemorations are accompanied by a trumpet piece known as ‘The Last Post’ or gun salutes
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