Remembrance Day

holiday in Commonwealth countries remembering armed forces members who have died in the line of duty

Remembrance Day (in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom) is a day to remember people who fought and died in wars. It is on November 11. On that day in 1918 came the end of World War I with Armistice with Germany.

Remembrance Day was started in 1919 by King George V of the United Kingdom. On the same day, other countries also have days to remember war and soldiers.[1] There is Veteran's Day in the United States, and Armistice Day in France, Belgium, New Zealand and other countries.

Traditions change

Poppies are often worn on Remembrance Day, and a few days before

There are some things that people do on Remembrance Day at 11:00 AM. That is when World War I ended. At a ceremony for Remembrance Day, a tune called "The Last Post" is played on a bugle (or sometimes a trumpet). Then there are two minutes of silence. At the end of the silence, the bugle plays a tune called "Reveille".[2]

In many countries, many people wear a poppy on Remembrance Day, and for a few days before. The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower to commemorate those who died in war. People bring wreaths made of poppies to Remembrance Day ceremonies. The poppy is a symbol to show they remember the wars and the soldiers who fought in them. Poppies were chosen as a symbol because they often grew in battlefields after the soldiers stopped fighting.

References change

  1. "RSA - Remembrance - The Remembrance Ceremony". 2010-06-04. Archived from the original on 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2023-06-14.
  2. "Remembrance: What is it and why is it important?". BBC Newsround. 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2023-06-14.

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