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What is Remembrance Day?

Annually on November 11th, red poppies are worn in the Commonwealth to honor those who served in wars, symbolizing soldiers' sacrifices, raising funds for war-affected veterans, and marked by moments of silence to commemorate Remembrance Day, signifying the end of World War I.

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Each year on the 11th of November, red poppies are worn in the Commonwealth to commemorate Remembrance Day, marking the end of World War I. Remembrance Day began after the agreement of an armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This day is observed worldwide with moments of silence at 11 am to honor those who served in World War I and other wars in general. The red poppy, among the first plants to grow on World War I battlefields, symbolizes soldiers' sacrifices. These poppies are sold to raise funds for those impacted by war. Ceremonies, including those at cenotaphs, are held to pay respects to war veterans.

Vocabulary:

• Commonwealth: an association of independent and sovereign countries, most of which are former territories of the British Empire. These countries work together on common goals, values, and principles, promoting democracy, human rights, and economic development. Members collaborate within the Commonwealth, sharing resources and expertise, although they are not bound by a formal constitution.

• Poppy: a flower with red petals.

• Worn: Past Participle of the verb ''to wear''.

• Bunch: a group of things.

• Injured: harmed physically, often resulting in damage or pain to the body.

• Truce: a temporary halt or cessation of hostilities between conflicting parties or nations.

• Agreement: a mutual understanding or arrangement between two or more parties, involving consent or consensus on specific terms or conditions.

• Silk: a fine and delicate natural fiber produced by silkworms used in textiles due to its soft and smooth texture.

• Cenotaph: a monument erected in honor of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere, specifically used to commemorate those who died in war and were buried in a different place.

• Wreath: a circular arrangement of flowers or other decorative elements, laid as a tribute or decoration at funerals or memorials.

• Gathering: a coming together of people, often for a specific purpose, like a meeting, celebration, or social event.

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