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How to Mark Remembrance Sunday through Your Phone

As we all know, Remembrance Sunday (13 November in 2016) is a day for the nation to remember and honour everybody who sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

While marking the Two Minute Silence, it’s only right to turn off your phone as a sign of respect, but in and around Remembrance Sunday your phone can be a real alley to the cause.

Here’s how.

1. Set your alarm

Some of us have worse short term memory than others. It’s a fact! So, if you really want to make sure you are prepared for the 2-minute silence (11am on November 11th), set an alarm for that morning to give you the nudge you need.

2. Social channels

Your phone can also be the gateway to helping to spread the word about Remembrance Sunday, enabling you to help others with a forgetful disposition.

The Royal British Legion are active on Facebook, Twitter and instagram, so you will be able to get a great sense of the achievements of the charity and its brilliant work, as well as reminders for the launch of the Poppy Appeal. If you like what you see, share it with your friends and family on social media!

3. Share the Videos

Most people prefer to consume their news through video these days, so if you really want to get the message out about the Remembrance Day, share some of their moving videos from their YouTube channel.

They’re only a minute long, so they won’t eat too much into your monthly data allowance, and they’re bound to put a lump in your – and your friends – throats.

4. Follow the hashtag

Like every other important day, Remembrance Sunday has a variety of associated hashtags. Here is a list of the best ones to follow:

#Remembrance #RemembranceDay #Remembrance2016 #PoppyAppeal

So if you really want to join in the conversation, share stories and truly remember, all of those hashtags are bound to be a great place to start on social.

Ultimately, Remembrance Sunday is a poignant time of year for everybody and it should really be about taking a couple of minutes out of your day to simply pay thanks to those who gave their lives for our freedom. Hopefully, you can use these suggestions to make the most of this very special day.

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