|When is Armistice Day?|
|What is Armistice Day?|
Armistice Day is an international day of commemoration that marks the signing of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany near the close of World War I. Armistice Day was first held at Buckingham Palace in 1919. This is a day of remembrance that honors the fallen service members who sacrificed their lives in war.
The day is celebrated under many names in different allied countries. In the U.K. and Canada, the national holiday is called Remembrance Day. Veterans Day is recognized in the United States on November 11th, not only in honor of the casualties of WWI, but in appreciation of all American military veterans. A moment of silence is a common way to commemorate the occasion, while graveside ceremonies, parades, and political activities also mark the day.