At eleven this morning, people the length and breadth of the country fell silent, to remember the war dead.
This year, of course, represents the hundredth anniversary of World War One - the Great War, an event that inspired our nation to start what has become the tradition of remembrance.
In schools, offices, shops, and the streets of the south east, millions paused to recall those who gave their lives in battle.
And millions more paid tribute to the dead by visiting the Tower of London, where the sight of almost 900,000 poppies - one for each victim of the Great War - have formed the most remarkable tribute.
David Johns reports, speaking to Peter Bishop of the Queen's Own Buffs Regimental Association; Canon Pastor Clare Edwards from Canterbury Cathedral; Ray Metcalfe of the Royal Sussex Regimental Association; and John Costan of 3rd Battalion Queen's Regiment.
Thousands of people across the South fell silent today to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.
Armistice Day saw commemorations take place at cathedrals, memorials, town and city centres, and public buildings - to recognise the bravery of the British armed forces.
The events were especially moving, as this year marks the centenary of the start of World War One. Mark McQuillan reports on how the South remembered.
The Robert Napier School at Gillingham in Kent opened its memorial garden to day to mark Armistice Day. The garden has 64 remembrance crosses to commemorate the First World War. Students did the planting and the individual form classes raised money for a cross each.
The opening was done by the school's Junior Leadership Team, led by Head Girl Louise Parker and Head Boy Ryan Filtness.
Broadwater School in Worthing today commemorated 100 years since the start of the First World War with a memorial service.
At 11.00 am pupils and staff joined with many others, including the local fire station, on the village green to remember in silence those who have fallen.
Staff said: "The youngest of our children (4-years-old) to the oldest (12-years-old) have in some way thought about the events of 100 years ago that have deeply affected this nation."
Midhurst Rother College students and staff honoured former student Corporal David O'Connor who lost his life during conflict in Afghanistan.
Staff described it as "an extraordinary occasion", which involved students and teachers welcoming David’s family, friends, serving 40 Commando Royal Marines, Royal Marine Association and the Royal British Region.
Crowds gathered at the Carfax memorial in Horsham to mark Armistice Day. Councillor Brian O'Connell, the Chairman of Horsham District Council, made the speech below, saying that Horsham has indeed remembered the fallen of World War One and other conflicts.
Dozens of staff at Hampshire County Council have paid their respects to the fallen on Armistice Day. They gathered at the war memorial next to the Great Hall in Winchester before carrying out a two minute silence.
Among those paying tribute was Lieutenant Commander Keith Whitehead RD RNR, who has been a member of the Royal Navy Reserve for 29 years, and also a Chartered Building Surveyor working within Hampshire Property Services.
A college in Waterlooville has paid tribute to Royal Marine Richard Hollington, a former South Downs student who, in June 2010, became the 300th British Serviceman to die during the conflict in Afghanistan.
In remembrance of those Service personnel who have given their lives in wars and conflicts, students marched and laid memorial wreathes.
Cadet Marnie Kerby, who is hoping to one day be a convert medical technician, spoke about the importance of the Armistice Day service for the college.
A pupil from a school in Berkshire was the person chosen to plant the last ceramic poppy at the Tower of London's WWI memorial artwork. Cadet Harry Hayes, 13, is a year 9 student at Reading Blue Coat School.
He planted the flower ahead of the traditional silence held at 11am on the 11th of November. The installation'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red'by artist Paul Cummins at the Tower of London, marks the centenary of the First World War.