Armistice Day memorials

The Midlands will today remember those who fought in the First World War as part of Armistice Day.

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Leicester comes to a halt for two-minute silence

Veterans have gathered in Leicester city centre for the annual Armistice Day commemorations.

Dozens of shoppers stopped what they were doing to observe the two-minute silence in honour of war heroes past and present.

Shoppers in Leicester observe the two minute silence Credit: ITV News Central

Armistice Day marks the moment - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - that Armistice signed between the Allies of the First World War and Germany came into effect in 1918.

Veterans raise the flag Credit: ITV News Central
Veterans line up in Leicester for the Armistice Day service Credit: ITV News Central

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