Remembrance Day and the Two Minute Silence have been observed since the end of the First World War, but their relevance remains undiminished.

When we bow our heads in reflection, we remember those who fought for our freedom during the two World Wars. But we also mourn and honour those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts.

Today, with troops on duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and other trouble spots around the world, Remembrance, and this two minute tribute, are as important as ever.

If you can’t make one of the many events being held in the UK then you could plant a virtual poppy using the British Legions website at this link and leave your personal message.