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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Remembrance Day is on 11th November. It is a special day to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. It is also known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day or Poppy Day, because it´s traditional to wear a red poppy. The poppies are sold by the Royal British Legion to help war veterans.
Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11th November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.
But why is on November the 11th? Because the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.


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