Armistice Day is held every year to commemorate the end of the First World War and to remember all those who served and died during the conflict.
The Armistice took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, so this year we’re commemorating 100 years since the end of The Great War.
A special service will be held at Christ Church on Sunday 11th November from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, in remembrance of those from our own community in Rio de Janeiro who served and died in WWI.
There will be an Act of Commitment to work together for Peace.
The service is a collaboration between Christ Church, the Royal British Legion, the British School, the British Consulate and the British and Commonwealth Society of Rio de Janeiro.
Along with the British Consul General, Simon Wood, there will be representatives from USA, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Photo by POA(Phot) Mez Merrill/ Ministry of Defence, available here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Cenotaph,_Whitehall,_London_Following_the_Remembrance_Day_Parade_in_2010_MOD_45153271.jpg