Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a day to take time and remember the soldiers that bravely fought for us in the armed forces during World War 1. We remember the people who died in the line of duty and pay our respects to their families and loved ones. Remembrance Day is seen on November 11 to recall the end of hostilities of World War 1, on that date in 1918. The War formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The red colour of the poppy flower is used to symbolize the blood spilled during the war, this flower has become well known to Canadians due to the poem In Flanders Fields. Remembrance Days are also observed in other countries and places such as India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The traditions are different in these other places but people still take the time to show their appreciation for the men and women that lost their lives during the War. 

Lauren Murray 


  1. When the poppies are sold in today's society, what does the money go to?

  2. Lauren, you have provided a great overview of Remembrance Day. How do you, your family and your friends commemorate the day? Do you think anything needs to be done differently?

    Bethany, great question. I think it goes to support veterans, but I'm not 100% sure.