When is Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day is an annual holiday on November 11th commemorating veterans of the armed forces and also men and women killed in the country’s wars. The observance originated as Armistice Day, which was set aside by the United States, Great Britain, and France to commemorate the ending of world War I (November 11, 1918). After World War II it was recognized as a day of tribute to the veterans and dead of that conflict as well. Poppies were in flower on many of the French battlefields of World War I. today artificial poppies are sold in Europe and the USA to raise money for war veterans.

Fact File:

World War I started with the assassination of the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, Archduke Ferdinand, by a Serb patriot. Austria-Hungary, backed by Germany, retaliated against Serbia and the conflict began.


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