At 11am today, the U10s and their coaches stood in silence in the autumn sunshine to mark Remembrance Sunday. The start and end of the two minute silence was signalled by the firing of a canon at the Vine War Memorial at 11am.
Remembrance Sunday always falls on the second Sunday of November. In 1947 it was agreed that World War One and World War Two would be remembered on one day, Remembrance Sunday.
Armistice Day, on November 11, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on November 11, 1918. The Armistice marked the end of four years of fighting in the World War I. Each year, there is a two minute silence to mark the occasion - on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - and to remember those killed in the two World Wars and the 12,000 British servicemen killed or injured since 1945.
There are some links in the comments box below to stories of rugby players who fought and died in WW1.