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11.11 Remembrance Day 2020 – Why Armistice Day is important for the UK

Remembrance Day UK 2020

In the UK, Remembrance Day commemorates the fallen of the First World War, while Remembrance Sunday honours all the people that died in wars.

The message of both is of hope and peace for the future.

Around the world, many countries mark November 11 every year. Some gave different names to the day, for example the US chose to call it Veterans Day and made the day a federal holiday.

The traditional commemorative events did not take place or were very small-scale this Remembrance Sunday, because of Covid-19 restrictions.

As the ongoing pandemic made large gatherings impossible, people were encouraged to stand on their doorsteps to commemorate the dead in private.

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