Bagpipes were heard in the North End on Sunday morning for Remembrance Day, a British tradition recognized at the Old North Church in cooperation with the British Consulate General and the British Officer’s Club of New England. Many in attendance wore traditional red poppy lapel pins.
Remembrance Day is the British name for Veteran’s Day. It commemorates the signing of the armistice to end the First World War at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. The British community in Boston has celebrated Remembrance Day at the Old North Church for nigh forty years.