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#Remembrance100 – resources for councils

Find out how councils can play their part in marking the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.


100 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world began. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. On 11 November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the centenary of the day when the guns fell silent.

During this time for reflection, I wish to give my sincere thanks to those brave people who died or were injured helping to protect our country and our way of life and to those mothers and fathers who let their brave children do, what no mother or father really wants their children to do. Lord Porter, LGA Chairman

Get involved

There are numerous national initiatives that local government can join and/or draw inspiration from to mark the day in their own areas.

Battle's Over – A Nation's Tribute

Battle's Over is a unique series of events involving organisations and communities across the length and breadth of our nation and in many countries abroad. Throughout the 11 November, events marking the centenary of the end of the First World War will pay tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.

Learn more about 'Battle's Over' 

Say Thank You to the First World War generation

The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying “Thank You” to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world, and is inviting representatives of local government to join. Visit their Thank You hub to find useful information, inspiration and resources for any type of Thank You activity.

Learn more about the 'Thank you' campaign