Remembrance Day in United Kingdom

The United Kingdom national ceremony held in London at the Cenotaph on Whitehall and, held on the second Sunday in November,the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 a.m. in 1918 "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts"  Wreaths were laid by Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Kent, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, the Prime Minister, leaders of major political parties and former Prime Ministers, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Commonwealth High Commissioners and representatives from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets and the civilian services...... Two minutes' silence were held at 11 a.m., before the laying of the wreaths. The silence representing the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, when the guns of Europe fell silent. The silence is marked by the firing of a field gun on Horse Guards Parade to begin and end the silence, followed by Royal Marines buglers sounding Last Post.

The event consists mainly of an extensive march past, with army bands playing live music, each year following the list of the Traditional Music of Remembrance. So yeah it is a big deal day.
London Mayor Boris Johnson walking in church Downing Street on the service of remembrance 
And Yeah only in Britain on a day like that would a mayor arrive at such an occasion on a bicycle...

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