Definition of Remembrance Day in English:

Remembrance Day

noun

  • 1

    another term for Remembrance Sunday
    • ‘We see a renewed effort to commemorate the fallen on Remembrance Day and the laying of that misunderstood poppy wreath.’
    • ‘On Anzac Day and on Remembrance Day, headmaster and chaplains gave solemn little talks based, quite often, on their own service; they were often ‘returned’ men.’
    • ‘The Rev Chris Comyns told the annual Remembrance Day service in Dublin how people felt frustrated that WWI - the war to end all wars - had not brought lasting peace to the world.’
    • ‘The same day, Air Force, Navy and Army personnel came together on the island to acknowledge Remembrance Day.’
    • ‘Cummins agreed and believed that it was a shame that nothing had been done before now and that any time he had attended a Remembrance Day Mass, there had been a large attendance by relatives of Waterford people that died during World War One.’
    • ‘The campaign to raise the money was launched on Remembrance Day during a small ceremony at the hospital.’
    • ‘The dignity with which they conducted themselves showed to everyone that Remembrance Day shall not be forgotten by future generations.’
    • ‘I'm not saying a lot of us don't show respect for Remembrance Day, but why they choose not to wear poppies to show that they care about the meaning of Remembrance Day, I don't know.’
    • ‘I particularly hope it can be repaired by Remembrance Day.’
    • ‘The photo over the Minster reminded me of Remembrance Day, when I flew the lone Spitfire over Westminster Abbey.’
    • ‘And lest we forget, in this issue we mark Remembrance Day with a salute to the Victoria Cross and that select band of brave men who have won this highest of military honours.’
    • ‘Although many, busy in their commitments to the operation, were unable to attend, a modest crowd took the time to reflect on what Remembrance Day means to them.’
    • ‘In recent years, demands have been made for the Irish state to fully and unconditionally participate at official level in Remembrance Day ceremonies.’
    • ‘In particular a 24-man guard marched through the streets of the town as part of Remembrance Day, and a small group, including the Commanding Officer, attended the ceremonies in Carlisle.’
    • ‘After world war two Armistice Day became Remembrance Day.’
    • ‘They start three weeks before Remembrance Day, and we start right from basics - basic foot drill then on to rifle drill.’
    • ‘On Remembrance Day the last post is followed by a period of silence, and then by the reveille - the day's first bugle-call - to symbolize death and resurrection.’
    • ‘They said the grass was overgrown, the area covered in leaves and the memorial could have done with cleaning for the first Remembrance Day of the century.’
    • ‘On Thursday 11 November, the Court will not sit before noon - there are, of course, Remembrance Day ceremonies on that day - but it will give you a day and over half a day for argument.’
    • ‘It is not by chance that Simona chose to tell the story of the Remembrance Day.’
  • 2historical

    another term for Armistice Day
    • ‘With Remembrance Day just past, it is only fitting that we remember our soldiers who fought in the great wars.’
    • ‘On Remembrance Day, we should be reminded to remember.’
    • ‘Maybe the way to do it is to stop using Remembrance Day to memorialize brave and virtuous soldiers and instead begin focusing on civilian casualties.’
    • ‘Staff decided some years ago that the two divisions of the school can appreciate an event like Remembrance Day in two different ways, and so two separate services are held to mark this celebration.’