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Remembrance Day

Memorial day on 11 November

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of First World War on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.

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Darren Selkus accused of politicising event at war memorial in Epping, Essex
Credit: Independent - Published 2 days ago

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'The occasion was ruined by the most disrespectful act I have ever witnessed at a Remembrance Day,' says veteran
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Firework thrown from first-floor window as veterans gathered for event
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

Canadian ice hockey commentator Don Cherry accused immigrants of not wearing Remembrance Day poppies.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

'Everyone should be wearing a poppy,' says Sean Donnelly
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

Jack Mortimer, 96, meets Leeds schoolboy Sinar, 10, discuss what Remembrance Day represents.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Hundreds of armed forces personnel joined by members of royal family and senior politicians at annual memorial
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

The Queen and politicians will join commemorations for those who lost their lives in conflict.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

A New Forest Village has come together to create a display of 4,000 poppies ahead of Remembrance Day.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Metal figures representing soldiers who died in the two world wars are erected in Haughley, Suffolk.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

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