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Definition: Armistice Day from Collins English Dictionary

n

1 the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, on Nov 11, 1918, now kept on Remembrance Sunday US name: Veterans Day See also Remembrance Sunday


Summary Article: Remembrance Sunday from The Macmillan Encyclopedia

The day on which the British remember the dead of World Wars I and II and subsequent conflicts. From 1919 to 1945 it was named Armistice Day and was observed on 11 November, the date of the Armistice in 1918. Renamed Remembrance Sunday in 1945, it has been observed on the second Sunday of November since 1956. A two-minute silence marks the time, 11 am, of the signing of the Armistice and wreaths of poppies are laid at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, and other war memorials. In 1996 the practice of observing silence on 11 November was revived.

The Macmillan Encyclopedia, © Market House Books Ltd 2003

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