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Remembrance Sunday In the UK, annual commemoration of the dead in World War I and World War II. After World War I, the dead were remembered by a two-minute silence on Armistice Day, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the date of the World War I cease-fire (1918). In 1945, it was renamed Remembrance Sunday, and has been observed on the second Sunday of November since 1956.
Remembrance Sunday (in the UK) the Sunday nearest 11 November, when those who were killed in the First and Second World Wars and later conflicts are commemorated. Also called Remembrance Day.
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