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Submitted to Remembrance Day

1.   Why is Remembrance Day held on 11th November? 
It’s the anniversary of the end of WW1 on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

2.   WW1 officially ended with the signing of which treaty? 
The Treaty of Versailles, signed June 28, 1919, formally ended the war between Germany and the Allied Powers.

3.   Who wrote the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’?
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian physician and surgeon who wrote the poem after witnessing the death of his friend in Ypres, France. 

4.   Who had the idea to sell poppies as a fundraiser for veterans?  
Moina Bell Michael, an American teacher, decided to sell poppies to raise money for soldiers killed or injured in World War I. Over 100 years and billions of dollars later, the poppy is the symbol of remembrance and support for military veterans. 

5.   What colour of poppy is worn to honour animals who were victims of war? 
Purple

6.   What colour of poppy is sometimes worn to look forward to peace rather than sacrifice?  
 White

7.   In 2014, a commemorative art installation saw 888,246 ceramic poppies placed outside of which UK landmark? 
In 2014, 888,246 hand-made poppies were planted around the Tower of London.

8.   What similar memorial is observed in the US on Remembrance Day? 
Veterans Day is a federal holiday on November 11 to honour military veterans of the US Armed Forces.

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