Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day
On Remembrance Day members of the armed forces (soldiers, sailors and airmen) are commemorated. Remembrance Day commemorates civilians and military personnel who lost their lives in armed conflicts.
The other common name for this day is Armistice Day which marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I. on November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). Some 100,000 Canadian soldiers died in the First and Second World Wars.