Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 9, 2011

REMEMBRANCE DAY

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Remembrance Day takes place on the second Sunday of November or the Sunday nearest the 11th November. This is to 0) __________ the First World War which ended at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918 (11 o’clock on the 11th November 1918).

Armistice Day, as it was then known (when the 1) __________ forces agreed to stop fighting) has been 2) __________ ever since. The First World War or Great War marked the beginning of the use of modern technology in warfare and 3) __________ to millions of deaths. It was felt that the dead should be 4) __________ and King George V initiated a two minute silence at exactly 11 o’clock to commemorate those who had died for their country.

Nowadays Remembrance Day is marked with a number of 5) __________ and parades. The Queen, government representatives and soldiers march to the Cenotaph (empty tomb in Greek) in London and 6) __________ wreaths at its base. A two minute silence is held to remember all those who have died for their country in the First World War and all wars since. The “Last post” is played on a bugle to introduce the two minute silence at 11 o’clock and “Rouse” is played at the end. Other commemorations are held in churches and at war 7) __________ throughout Britain.

Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy day. Poppy seeds which had lain 8) __________ for many years in the battlefields in northern France bloomed with vigour after the earth was disturbed, becoming a 9) __________ of new life and loss. A Canadian doctor called John McCrae posted to the front wrote a poem entitled “In Flanders fields” which served as the inspiration for people to wear artificial poppies as a sign of remembrance. These are now sold on 10) __________ of The British Legion, a charity dedicated to supporting those serving in the armed forces and former soldiers. White poppies are also sold and worn as a sign of respect and as a symbol of peace.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/events/remembranceday/

         BEHALF                     HANG                       LED                           OBSERVED

CONDUCTED            HONOURED             MEMORIALS            SERVICES

CONMEMORATE     HOSTILITIES              MONUMENTS          SYMBOL

DORMANT               LAY                           NAME                       WARRING

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0) CONMEMORATE

1) WARRING

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