Two Minutes of Silence
The most sacrosanct and central element in Remembrance is the Two Minutes of Silence.
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the month, day and time in 1918 when the First World War ceased hostilities, Canadians pause to observe two minutes of silence to honour the Fallen, and recognize the sacrifices or servicemen and women.
Ceremony and symbolism
The Two Minutes of Silence is a poignant moment in the Remembrance Day Service that incorporates symbolic association in a brief, non-religious ceremony.