Published on November 7th, 2013 | by admin0
Millions of people will stop what they are doing to observe a two minute silence at 11am on 11th November in memory of all those who have been affected in conflicts around the world.
The act of a two minute silence began on the anniversary of Armistice Day in 1919 by those who did not want to forget the millions killed, injured and affected by The First World War which officially ended on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day on the eleventh month, in 1918.
The Royal British Legion is the nation’s custodian of Remembrance and leads the fitting tributes which will take place across the country including the Cenotaph Parade in Whitehall as well as various concerts, church services and events.
And here at the Post Office Shop we’re paying our own tribute to members of the armed forces who lost their lives in the line of duty with Remembrance Day coins.
As the nation remembers the heroic servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, our Brilliant Uncirculated and Silver Proof 2013 Poppy Coins commemorate war veterans of conflicts past and present.
Representing the poppies that bloomed across the battlefields of Flanders in World War I and acknowledging the immense bravery of the Armed Forces, our poppy coins are a striking tribute to war veterans with enduring appeal.
These poppy coins feature colour-printed vibrant red petals in different shades to reflect different shades of the poppy flower and are engraved with the poignant words The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month recalling the ending of World War I hostilities in 1918.
A donation will be made to the Imperial War Museum for every coin purchased which houses a comprehensive collection of material exhibited at five different locations covering all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict.