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.