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Each Remembrance Sunday is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials in most towns and villages, attended by local civic dignitaries, veterans (principally the Royal British Legion), youth organisations (e.g. Scouts and Guides), and military cadet forces. Wreaths of poppies are laid on the memorials and a two-minutes silence is held at 11.00 a.m. This silence is usually marked by a single bugler, playing the Last Post at the beginning of the silence, and the Reveille at the end.
From 1919 until the 1950s, it was traditional for remembrance ceremonies to be held on Armistice Day itself, regardless of what day of the week it was; observance was then moved to Remembrance Sunday, but since the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 1995 it has become usual to hold ceremonies on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
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