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AT 11am today, millions of people across the country will pause to reflect - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the end of the First World War.

It is our chance to say thank you to the fallen. For just two minutes the Journal asks that you fall silent out of respect for those who paid the supreme sacrifice, so that we can live out our lives without fear of persecution or oppression.

Those brave men and women cared not for the politics - theirs was not to reason why, but still they gave up their lives for their country, and for all of us.

If you get the opportunity between today – Armistice Day, and Remembrance Sunday – do the Journal a little favour: ask a youngster if they know what Armistice Day is. If they don’t know, spare a few minutes to explain why it means so much to the people of this country.

If you see one of the British Legion’s heroes standing in the supermarket with a tray of poppies, spare them £1 and wear your poppy with pride.

The England football team, thanks to pressure and intervention from the Prime Minister and Prince William, will be wearing their poppies on armbands on Saturday – show how grateful you are by wearing yours, and by turning out to a cenotaph on Sunday. Lest We Forget...