Nov. 11th. – Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is commemorated on November 11th each year and marks the end of World War I in 1918. It may also be commonly known as Armistice Day.The intention of the day is to remember the fallen on both sides in the ‘Great War’.
On Remembrance Day, Canadians pause to honour the men and women who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace. More than 2,300,000 Canadians have served and more than 118,000 made the ultimate sacrifice.
The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. In the run-up to Remembrance Day, replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to provide assistance to veterans.
November 11th marks the signing of the armistice (peace agreement) between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France.