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Remembrance Sunday

Syllabification: Re·mem·brance Sun·day

Definition of Remembrance Sunday in English:

noun

(In the UK) the Sunday nearest to November 11, when those who were killed in World War I and World War II and later conflicts are commemorated.
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, three of the handful of surviving World War I veterans led the Remembrance Sunday march-past at the Cenotaph in London - and two of them were Navy men.
  • On Remembrance Sunday, the congregation stands, heads bowed, while the names are read out.
  • Unlike the conventional Remembrance Sunday services, however, the event is intended to be a celebration, showing gratitude to those who lived through the war years, as well as hope for peace in the future.

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