Armistice Day


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"We have woven acts of Remembrance into the curriculum in the run-up to Armistice Day, as we feel it is important to involve and encourage all the children to remember the sacrifices made by the generation before them.
As the only visitor on Armistice Day I thought it was paramount to point out that these men were not forgotten yesterday and that somebody did acknowledge and "thank" them for their courageous efforts in this very small part of Greece where the loss of life was enormous.
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Veterans can travel for free all day on Armistice Day, Remembrance Sunday and Armed Forces Day with their veterans badge and Cadets travelling in uniform will also be able to travel for free on those days.
Differing from Memorial Day, Armistice Day, which would be renamed Veterans Day in 1954 under President Dwight Eisenhower, pays tribute to military personnel who survived our nation's wars.
We took to the streets to ask readers what Armistice Day meant to them and if they thought there was enough done each year to remember those who died while serving in our Armed Forces and others killed in conflict.
The work is the culmination of 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.
Pages Of The Sea - the commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day - invites people to gather on beaches across the UK in an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during World War I.
Armistice Day services were held at locations across Huddersfield and Britain.
Army cadets prepare to lay a wreath during the Western Front Association's (WFA) annual service of remembrance on Armistice Day, at the Cenotaph in central London.
And so Armistice Day, which became Remembrance Day after the end of WWII, began.
Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was created by then-President Woodrow Wilson in 1919.