Remembrance Sunday 2012: Live on the BBC

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The BBC will broadcast live coverage of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London at which the Queen leads the nation’s tribute to members of the Armed Forces who have died while serving their country.

David Dimbleby will be in Whitehall as The Queen leads the nation’s commemorations. The Prime Minister, leading politicians, dignitaries from around the Commonwealth and representatives of many of the world’s religions, joins thousands of veterans from countless conflicts for the two-minute silence, Last Post and service.

Sophie Raworth will be talking to some of the 10,000 veterans waiting to march past the Cenotaph. With her will be Lt Col Zac Stenning, Commanding Officer of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment who has recently returned from a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Later in the day, a special episode of Songs Of Praise on BBC One sees Eamonn Holmes in the market town of Enniskillen where, 25 years ago, an IRA bomb exploded at the cenotaph during a Remembrance Day parade. Eleven people were killed and many more men, women and children were injured.

There is music from singer Peter Corry and congregations, choirs and veterans from Enniskillen and beyond come together at St Macartin’s Cathedral to sing stirring hymns. The Last Post is sounded for a moment’s silence on what is also Armistice Day, when in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent, marking the end of World War One.

Coverage of Remembrance Sunday begins at 10.25am this morning on BBC One and BBC One HD..

Posted on Sunday 11 November 2012
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