Remembrance Day

noun

Definition of Remembrance Day

: November 11 set aside in commemoration of the end of hostilities in 1918 and 1945 and observed as a legal holiday in Canada also : remembrance sunday

First Known Use of Remembrance Day

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Remembrance Day was in 1918

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“Remembrance Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Remembrance%20Day. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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