What is Remembrance Sunday?
Mar 29, 2011 11:22 AM
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Remembrance Sunday is the day people in the UK and other commonwealth countries remember those who fought and died during the two world wars and other conflicts. It is usually held on the Sunday closest to November 11th which was the day the First World War ended. Many cities, towns and villages hold a ceremony at local war memorials.
March 29, 2011
A footnote to what Jura has written. Remembrance Day in America is different. On 11th November they have Veterans day, which is held on whichever day 11th November falls, though some places hold ceremonies at the weekend. Veterans day honours all those who served in the military in wartime and peacetime and is intended to honour the living as much as the dead. On the last monday in May the Americans hold Memorial day which commemorates the men and women who died while in military service.
March 30, 2011
Remembrance Sunday a unique expression of national homage in Australia, UK and America devoted to the remembrance of those who have given their lives in war. It was originally conceived as a commemoration of the war dead of the First World War but after the Second World War the scope of the ceremony was extended to focus on the nation's dead of both World Wars, and in 1980 it was widened once again to extend the remembrance to all who have suffered and died in conflict in the service of their country and all those who mourn them.
March 29, 2011
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