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Remembrance Day

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Armistice Day At The Cenotaph (1937)

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Service At The Cenotaph (1919)

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Royal family lead Britain's Remembrance Sunday tributes at Cenotaph service

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.
  • Observance in the Commonwealth 

  • Similar observances outside the Commonwealth