Here’s Why the Royal Family Just Posted the Hashtag #WeWillRememberThem

If you notice members of the royal family using the hashtag #WeWillRememberThem over the next few days, you should know that it’s for a very good reason.

The campaign is in honor of Remembrance Day, which honors members of the Armed Forces, who have died in the line of duty. (It’s basically the U.S. equivalent to Veterans Day.)

The royal family celebrates the holiday every year, attending engagements and events in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday. This year, they’re raising awareness with the hashtag #WeWillRememberThem.

The royal family kicked off the celebrations on Twitter and shared a photo with a special message. The pic features Queen Elizabeth walking through a field of flowers, along with the caption, “Every year, the queen and other members of the royal family undertake engagements focused on the Armed Forces in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday. #RemembranceDay #WeWillRememberThem.”

The purpose of the annual holiday is to remember fallen members of the Armed Forces. “This time of year provides an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by service personnel in conflicts around the world and to ensure that members of the Armed Forces and veterans are cared for,” another tweet read.

This weekend also marks the first joint appearance for the Fab Four—Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle—since July. The royal foursome will attend the Festival of Remembrance Service at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, followed by the Remembrance Sunday service at The Cenotaph the next day.

We still can’t get over the fact that the queen uses hashtags.


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