Remembrance Day

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Remember Those That Fought For Freedom

 

Remembrance Day is recognised all over the world on the 11th of November at 11am. On this day all members of the armed forces (soldiers, sailors and airmen) are commemorated. The day is also known as Armistice Day or Poppy Day as people wear poppies before Remembrance Day and on the day.

Remembrance Day marks the date and time that soldiers stopped fighting in WWI, 11 November 1918 at 11am. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Some 100 000 Canadians died in the First and Second World Wars. At 11am there is a two minute silence to pay respect and show support to those that were lost during the wars.

In Canada the day is a federal statutory holiday with a notable exception of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. In Canada the day is to remember the men and women that served Canada in past and current wars.

The official Canadian ceremonies are held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and they are attended by the Governor General of Canada and the prime minister.

So tomorrow at 11am set aside two minutes to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives for future generations. We know that the world is still not at peace but respect can be paid to the men and women that are still fighting for peace.

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