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      More than 80% will say it with silence this Saturday

      With just a day to go until Armistice Day a survey has revealed that the Two Minute Silence is still overwhelmingly relevant to Britons of all ages today.

      Questioning nearly 1,500 adults on behalf of The Royal British Legion, YouGov researchers found that:

      • 85% of Britons still think that the Two Minute Silence is relevant today.
      • 81% of 18-29 year olds agreed that this year’s silence is relevant to them.
      • Over half of those surveyed said that during the silence they would be thinking of all conflicts, past and present.
      • 30-50 year olds were the most likely age group to associate the silence with the cost of conflict, past and present.
      • Those in the over 50 age group were more likely to think of those who had given their lives during WW1 and WW2

      The Royal British Legion, which is planning a mass participation Two Minute Silence event in Trafalgar Square at 11am on 11th November, is extremely encouraged by the results of the survey.

      Stuart Gendall, Director of Corporate Communications at The Royal British Legion, said: “With so many British troops currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan it is clear that young people in particular are aware of the cost of modern conflict, and understand the importance of taking time to reflect upon it. The Legion produces a schools pack every year which goes to over 50,000 schools, and this is obviously bearing fruit.

      “Far from being erased from our memories as history marches on, the Two Minute Silence is as relevant as ever. I urge everyone across the country to pause to reflect at 11 am on 11th November. I extend a warm invitation for anyone close to London on the day to come to Trafalgar Square and stand shoulder to shoulder with others in reflection on the human cost of war.”

      The Silence in the Square will end with the traditional Reveille from a lone bugler and a fly-past of four Typhoon aircraft by the RAF. All those present at the event will be invited to place Poppies in the fountains at Trafalgar Square in a symbolic act after the silence. People are asked to gather together from 10am at the square, and there will be a live performance by all–girl Classical group All Angels.

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      In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
      That mark our place: and in the sky
      The larks, still bravely singing, fly
      Scarce heard amid the guns below.

      We are the dead. Short days ago
      We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
      Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders' fields.

      Take up our quarrel with the foe;
      To you from failing hands we throw
      The torch; be yours to hold it high,
      If ye break faith with us who die
      We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders' Fields.

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