This is how the country commemorated Armistice Day

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Scores of people up and down the country fell silent, laid wreaths and remembered the fallen this Armistice Day.

Services were held all over, including at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire where Prince Harry led the proceedings by reading out a poem, The Soldier, written by the First World War poet Rupert Brooke.

Residents, their families and staff of the Erskine Home in Bishopton, Scotland, wrapped up warm as they gathered outside to watch war veterans lay down wreaths.

Veteran Peter Knowles lays down a wreath at Erskine Home in Bishopton Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)
(Andrew Milligan/PA)

Over in Edinburgh, a piper played in the Remembrance Garden in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens.

A piper plays in the Remembrance Garden in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens (Jane Barlow/PA)
(Jane Barlow/PA)

In London, children threw poppies into the fountain in Trafalgar Square after a service to mark the day.

School children throw poppies into the fountain in Trafalgar Square (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
(Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

Poppies are thrown into the fountain in Trafalgar Square (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
(Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

And in Croydon, an extra minute's silence was held for the victims of the recent tram crash.

A one minute's silence is observed mark the Croydon tram incident (Charlotte Ball/PA)
(Charlotte Ball/PA)

A one minute's silence is observed mark the Croydon tram incident (Charlotte Ball/PA)
(Charlotte Ball/PA)

Over on Twitter, people have been paying their respects using various hashtags which have been trending for most of the day...

... celebrities included.

And even animals.