The comments made by Boris Johnson on 14 November 2021.
Today we come together to remember those who sacrificed everything in service of our country, in the First World War and every conflict since, including recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It’s a sacred ceremony that has endured for more than a century because we know the unpayable debt we owe those brave servicemen and women.
We know that for our tomorrow they gave their today. And we know that here at home and around the world, thousands of men and women in uniform still stand ready to defend our unity and our way of life, our values, and at a cost few among us would be willing to pay.
Today we come together. We wear our poppies with pride and stand as a nation in two minutes of silent tribute.