Remembrance Day Quiz
What other name is Remembrance Day known by?
- The name was changed after the end of WWII, when the former title was no longer inclusive of remembering all the war dead from subsequent conflicts.
What year was the first Remembrance Day observed in the British Commonwealth?
- On November 11, 1919, the first Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom— and the world— was held in the morning.
Which of the Commonwealth countries do not observe Remembrance Day?
- All Commonwealth countries still do observe Remembrance Day, as well as the United Kingdom.
Why is November 11th the day we observe Remembrance Day upon?
- The Armistice agreement that ended the WWI conflict occurred on November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., hence why we commemorate it then.
What is the commemorative recitation that is featured in many remembrance celebrations, including Remembrance Day, Remembrance Sunday, and ANZAC Day?
- The words of this moving commemoration are often followed by a musical bugle interlude of "The Last Post".
What is Remembrance Day also known as in the United States?
- In 1947, the first commemoration that used the name "Veterans Day" occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, and was organized by WWII veteran Raymond Weeks.
Which US president was the first to observe November 11th as a commemoration for those who were killed in combat?
- President Woodrow Wilson observed the first US Remembrance Day commemoration on November 11, 1919.
What is the focal point of many American Remembrance Day celebrations for veterans and civilians alike?
- The unnamed soldier was buried in 1921 in a memorial tomb that has become a poignant symbol of remembrance.
Where is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier located in the United States?
- Arlington holds the bodies of the many soldiers who have fallen not only in the World Wars, but also in more recent conflicts such as Afghanistan and Iraq.
As well as fallen soldiers, which of the following people does the cemetery located in Arlington, sitting across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., hold?