U.K. Salvation Army & Mobile Canteen Honor Military on Remembrance Sunday

November 13, 2011 - 7:05 PM EST

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U.K. Salvation Army & Mobile Canteen Honor Military on Remembrance Sunday

 In the United Kingdom, 'Remembrance Sunday' is held on the second Sunday in November, "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts."

In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials in most cities, towns, and villages that are attended by civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and -women, and active members of the regular armed forces and reserve units.  Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid on the memorials and two minutes silence is held at 11 a.m. Church bells are usually rung "half-muffled", creating a sombre effect.

As the United Kingdom paused to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict, more than 40 Salvation Army personnel joined with thousands of current and veteran members of the armed forces, politicians and civilian organisations in a service and march at the Cenotaph. 

The Salvation Army also supports the parade every year serving tea and coffee from a Salvation Army emergency mobile vehicle. The Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) marked its 90th anniversary year by providing refreshments and cups for the vehicle.

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