It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day, but was renamed Remembrance Day after World War II.
Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11th November.
Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain. A national ceremony takes place at the cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
Here in Barking and Dagenham, we too will be remembering the ending of 'the war to end all wars' with several remembrance services and parades.
Please remember to buy a poppy and wear it with pride.
The following events are taking place in Barking and Dagenham:
Saturday 9 November
11.00am - the Dagenham Branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding a short Service at the War Memorial on the corner of Heathway and Church Elm Lane at 11.00 am (please arrive by 10.45 am)
Sunday 10 November
Wreath Laying Service: Wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial in Barking Park at 10.00 am and it is requested that those attending should assemble by 9.45 am.
St Margaret’s Church Service: Guests attending are requested to assemble at Barking Town Hall at 10.30 am to join the procession to St. Margaret’s Church. After the Service there will be a March Past at the Town Hall.
Dagenham Village Church Service: Guests attending are requested to assemble by 10.40 am. The Service at Dagenham Parish Church will commence at 11.00 am. After the Service there will be a March Past at the headquarters in Rectory Road.
Monday, 11 November
11.00am - the Dagenham British Legion will be holding a short service at the war memorial at Dagenham Village, Church Street, Dagenham at 11.00 am (please arrive by 10.45 am).
11.00am - the Barking Royal British Legion will be holding a short service at the Job Drain Memorial Statue in Barking at 11:00 am (please arrive by 10:45 am).
12.00pm - the Barking British Legion will be holding a short service at Vicarage Fields at 12.00pm (please arrive by 11.45am).