Remembrance Day memorialises the end of the First World War in 1918 when hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
An historically sympathetic audio recreation of the moment was commissioned by the UK government to mark to 100th anniversary. Listen to what that moment in our history must be been like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTA10n1Ztqo
Remembrance Day was inaugurated by George V a year after the War and is today observed as widespread as Australia to Belize, South Africa to Norway, Ireland to the United States, the latter using the name Veterans Day.
A scarlet poppy is worn for the commemoration and respect for those who sacrificed their lives is offered by standing still in silence for two minutes at exactly that time each year.
Honour the fallen.
Stop everything at 11am on November 11th and pay your respects to the dead.
Wear a poppy.
Lest we forget.