Friday, November 11, 2011
11-11-11, 11:11 A.M., Remembrance Day
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Today is Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day, and Poppy Day in the United States and British Commonwealth countries except Mozambique. There are similar celebrations in other countries around the world. This is the day celebrating the signing of the armistice that ended World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. It is also a day for remembering the service of all war veterans.
For more information in addition to the above links, see the websites of the National WWI Museum, the BBC World War I History, World War I Trenches on the Web, and the Teacher Oz History Website.