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Remembrance Day 2012

Remembrance Day 2012

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (is also know as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) – 11 November 2012 – Second Sunday in November in Remembrance of people killed during the two World Wars. This special day was set aside to remember all men and women who was killed during World War I and II. This day was originally known as Armistice Day and then renamed to Remembrance day after World War II.

On November 7th, 1919, King George V specially dedicated this day as a day of remembering the armed forces who were all killed during the first World War. Right up to this day, people would be wearing red poppies as a familiar emblem on Remembrance day.

These poppies used to bloom across the battlefields of Flanders during World War I. This is why their red color is an appropriate symbol of blood, that were spilled during both World Wars.

 

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