In 1918, after suffering several defeats and heavy losses, the German forces agreed to an Armistice (a truce) with the Allied troops, which was signed at 5am on 11 November 1918, although this did not officially come into effect until 11am.
The practice of a minute of silence stems from King George V’s declaration, on 6 November 1919, that people throughout the Commonwealth should remain silent for one minute at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month to remember those who have served their country during war.
On Friday 5th October Red, White & Blue Day will be encouraging schools to host their own ‘street’ party and come dressed in the patriotic colours of red, white & blue whilst donating just one pound to our 2018 fundraising campaign.
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Registered Schools 2018: 119
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