Remembrance Day 2011: Twitter engages everyone

Tomorrow, the world will hold a two-minute silence to remember those that lost their lives in wars past and present. Remembrance Day symbolized by the red poppy, will see many attending special memorials throughout the globe, this includes many sites across the Internet.

One site that will be actively involved tomorrow and Sunday thanks to a group of Methodists, is that of social networking site Twitter. Many users will be tweeting their own 140 character special messages of respect and tribute to not just those that are associated with World War I and II, but also wars during this present time.

According to the, a special service on the two days above, will include hymns, readings, names of those that lost their lives and messages from surviving veterans.

For those wanting to follow the special service, the first starts at 10.15 am and the second at
11.11 am when the two-minute silence will be followed, Tweet Remembrance can be found using @Poppy Tweet. The idea behind the Remembrance Day service this year, is to engage everybody and for those that may not have the option to attend church.

Do you think the inclusion of social networking sites helps to spread the remembrance message of the fallen heros?