Remembrance Day also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day - is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to remember the end of World War I on that date in 1918 (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice). The day was explicitly dedicated by King George V, on 7 November 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war; his was possibly done upon the suggestion of Edward George Honey to Wellesley Tudor Pole, who established two ceremonial periods of remembrance based on events in 1917.
Remembrance Day 2014
The Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014 is on Tuesday, the 11th of November. In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11 November (Armistice Day), which is the anniversary of the end of the hostilities of the First World War at 11 a.m. in 1918.