On this day, World War I ended

Remembrance Day is observed in Commonwealth nations, which include 53 member countries and were former territories of the British Empire, on November 11. Celebrated since the end of World War I, Remembrance Day actually marks Armistice Day – the day on which the hostilities between the Allies and Germany ceased.

Countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom observe Remembrance Day on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November.

Worth mentioning, at 11 AM on November 11, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. In November, the Germans called for an armistice, or suspension of fighting, in order to secure a peace settlement.

The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front subsequently became associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.

The World War I led to mobilization of over 70 million people and took the lives of between nine million and 13 million people. On this day, the Allied nations commemorate their dead soldiers.

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