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From New World Encyclopedia
Featured Article: Remembrance Day
war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on November 11 to recall the end of World War I at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. The holiday is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials, involving the laying of wreaths of poppies on the memorials and two-minutes' silence at 11A.M. After World War II the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in the United States and to Remembrance Day in countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations and the commemoration extended to include veterans of that and later wars.