Remembrance Sunday: A nation pays tribute

A black and white image of Remembrance crosses with poppies highlighted in red

Remembrance Sunday will be marked across the country today with poignant wreath-laying ceremonies and silent reflection

Today, November 13, the nation will come together to honour the service and sacrifice of all who have defended our freedoms.

Commemoration events are planned across the country in tribute to the Armed Forces and emergency services personnel, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth.

As well as wearing poppies, the day will be traditionally marked by wreath-laying, memorial ceremonies and silent reflection.

It will also be the first Remembrance Sunday without Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, since her passing in September.

Poppy Appeal

In the UK, poppies are a symbol of remembrance and are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community.

Poppies were the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended and are described in the famous poem In Flanders Fields.

Since then, they are an annual symbol of remembrance for all of those who have served and died on behalf of their country.

Find out more about Poppy Scotland.

A number of hand drawn poppies are displayed on one of the school windows
A wall display shows a colourful mountain of hand drawn poppies with a "lest we forget" memorial graphic
A poppy collection tin and box of poppies ready for sale
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Poppy Display at Seafield
Poppy collection tin at Seafield
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