What Are the Names of Some Remembrance Day Poems?


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"In Flanders Fields," "Charge of the Light Brigade" and "For the Fallen" are all poems suitable for reading at a Remembrance Day event. They were written by John McRae, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Laurence Binyon, respectively.

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Poems commemorating fallen soldiers and war victories are normally read at Remembrance Day events. Some of these include "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke and "I Do Not Know Your Name" by Kenny Martin.

One of the most famous war-time poets celebrated on Remembrance Day is Wilfred Owen, although he was relatively unknown during his lifetime. Two of his most famous poems are "Dulce et Decorum Est" and "Anthem For A Doomed Youth," both of which are often read at Remembrance Day events. Owen was a soldier in World War I who was killed in battle a week before the armistice was declared.

Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, falls every year on November 11 to commemorate the end of World War I and to celebrate the lives of soldiers who have died in the line of duty. The red poppy stands as a symbol of Remembrance Day due mostly to its reference in "In Flanders Field," arguably one of the most famous wartime poems.

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