Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day (kent an aa as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observit in Commonweel kintras syne the end o Warld War I for tae remember the memmers o thair airmit forces wha hae dee'd in the line o duty. This day, or alternative dates, are awso recognised as special days for weir remembrances in monie nan-Commonweel kintras. Remembrance Day is observit on 11 November for tae recall the end o fechtin on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally endit 'at the 11t oor o the 11t day o the 11t month', in accordance wi the Armistice, signed bi representatives o Germany an the Entente atween 5:12 an 5:20 that forenuin. ('At the 11t oor' refers tae the passin o the 11t oor, or 11:00 a.m.) Warld War I officially endit wi the signin o the Treaty o Versailles on 28 Juin 1919.[1]

The day wis specifically dedicate bi King George V on 7 November 1919 as a day o remembrance for memmers o the airmit forces wha wur killt durin Warld War I. This wis possibly duin upon the suggestion o Edward George Honey tae Wellesley Tudor Pole, wha establisht twa ceremonial periods o remembrance based on events in 1917.[2]

The reid remembrance poppy haes becom a familiar emblem o Remembrance Day due tae the poem 'In Flanders Fields'. These poppies bloomed across some o the warst battlefields o Flanders durin the weir, thair brilliant reid colour an appropriate seembol for the bluid spillt in the weir.

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  1. "World War I Ended With the Treaty of Versailles" (in Inglis). 
  2. "The Remembrance Ceremony" (in Inglis). rsa.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-11-11.