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11月11日11点 : Remembrance Day  

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Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I & 2 to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
This day is recognized as a special day for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918.
Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month," in accordance with the Armistice, signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.) World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. [1]

The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on 7 November 1919 as a day of remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.


Words & Extra Information
* Armistice : an agreement to stop fighting [? ceasefire, truce]
   Noun. 停战,休战;休战协议

* Commonwealth Countries: An organization of about 50 countries that were once part of the British empire - an association of countries with political or economic connections

   英联邦国家

 - Commonwealth of Nations
 - Commonwealth games




* World War 1:  
World War I (WWI) was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War.

   第一次世界大战

More info on World War 1: Link World War 1


* World War 2: World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), was a global war that was underway by 1939 and ended in 1945

  第二次世界大战

More on World War 2: Link World War 2


* Hostilities [plural] fighting in a war (formal)

  n. 战争;敌意(hostility的复数

  Hostility:  when someone is unfriendly and full of anger towards another person

  hostility towards/between
  open/outright hostility (=hostility that is clearly shown)


*
Entente: meaning a diplomatic "understanding", may refer to a number of agreements
   n: 协约;谅解;协定

* Treaty of Versailles: The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919

* King George V:  (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War (1914–1918) until his death in 1936.

More aout King George: Link King George V






Poppy: a plant that has brightly coloured, usually red, flowers and small black seeds



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