Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, at 5:45 am.
Armistice is Latin for to stand (still) arms.
To this day we mark Armistice Day around the United Kingdom with a Two Minute Silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month. Please note B&FC have put provision in place if you wish to partcipate
Blackpool Remembrance Service 2021 - Sunday 14th November
There will be the two minutes silence, a service and wreath laying ceremony in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their country followed by a parade.
10.00am to 10.30am – Parade contingents gather
10.40am Civic procession from the Town Hall to the Cenotaph
10.45am Music by the Salvation Army
10.55am Service commences
11.00am Two minute silence
11.05am Wreath laying by civic party, dignitaries, and parading contingents only
11.30am Service end and parade forms up
1145am Parade begins
12.15am Parade ends
Anyone wishing to lay a personal wreath, may do so at the Cenotaph once the service has ended.
Please consider taking a Lateral Flow Test before attending and wearing a face-covering whilst at the event. If you have any of the symptoms of COVID or are feeling in anyway unwell please do not attend..