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Remembrance Day silence to honour ‘war dead’ attracts Twitter users

Written on:November 12, 2023
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Queen Elizabeth II placed the first wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall as part of the Remembrance Day event

Thousands of British Twitter users participated in a Twitter campaign on Sunday to observe a two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday 2012, which also consisted of the Queen delivering a poignant homage to the British soldiers, who have perished in historical British wars.

The Royal British Legion had initiated the Thunderclap campaign to involve social networking sites in the act of honouring the gallant fallen soldiers. 19,820 Britons had signed up to the Thunderclap campaign on Twitter as part of Remembrance Day commemorations.

The day, also known as Poppy Remembrance Day, witnessed the Royal British Legion automatically sending a tweet to each of these 19,820 Twitter users. The tweet basically remembered and honoured the deceased British soldiers, who had perished valiantly in the battlefields in history.

The Royal British Legion has expressed delight because of this online commemoration, calling it the hugest show of online remembrance yet.

The Queen commemorated the Remembrance Day with a two-minute silence at Cenotaph in Whitehall. The British monarch placed the first wreath at the Cenotaph to pay tribute to the troops of the British armed forces, who had died in all conflicts since WW 1. The Queen was succeeded by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge, who sported his RAF uninform to position a wreath.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, eyed the Queen paying tribute from a balcony at the Foreign Office, alongside the Countess of Wessex.

Crows commemorated the two-minute silence when the initial stroke of 11 rang from nearby Big Ben. Helen Hill, Royal British Legion’s chief of remembrance ceremony, has remarked that the number of people, who viewed the ceremony in London, could also represent the highest audience ever.

Meanwhile, wreaths were also placed by PM David Cameron, oppositional Labour leader Ed Miliband and Deputy PM Nick Clegg. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had earlier participated in a ceremony in Auckland as part of their jubilee journey through New Zealand.

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  1. Michael says:

    These sacrifices must not be forgotten at all… we have to maintain our nationalism….

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