Remembrance Day is an annual event, where we remember all the people who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. It’s also called Armistice Day or Poppy Day. It is commemorated on this day because the First World War ended “at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month”.
In Britain, Remembrance Day has been a tradition since the end of the First World War as we remember the bravery and courage of those who fought in the World Wars. But, we also commemorate all those who have served in the army since, and those who are serving in the army today.
It’s also celebrated in many countries across the globe. People from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions come together to honour Remembrance Day.
From Robert Laurence Benyon’s poem ‘For the Fallen’
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.