Knaresborough mark Armistice Day. Many children made and placed the poppies. Knitted and crocheted poppies have been placed in the Castle Yard. The local children took part and planted the poppies making for some beautiful images. While also paying their respects to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany atompiègne. For the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. Which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning. But, according to Thomas R. Gowenlock, an intelligence officer with the US First Division, shelling from both sides continued for the rest of the day. Only ending at nightfall. The armistice initially expired after a period of 36 days and had to be extended several times. A formal peace agreement was only reached when the Treaty of Versailles was signed the following year.
The first Armistice Day was held at Buckingham Palace. Commencing with King George V hosting a Banquet in Honour of the President of the French Republic during the evening hours of 10 November 1919. The first official Armistice Day events were subsequently held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on the morning of 11 November 1919. Which included a two-minute silence as a mark of respect for those who died in the war and those left behind. This would set the trend for a day of remembrance for decades to come.