Friday, 11 November 2011

Remembrance Day Primer

As Canada's Remembrance Day 2011 stretches into evening, you may want to read "In Flanders Fields", posted here on Veterans Affairs Canada's site. Those wondering why Canadians (and the British) wear poppies to honour their war dead will enjoy this explanation from the Royal Canadian Legion. You can find the Official Photos from the Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, along with the Governor General's Message on the Governor General of Canada's Website. The Remembrance extends outside the nation's capital with hundreds of Rembrance ceremonies in small towns, villages and large cities, on November 11 each year. Millions of Canadians Observe two minutes of silence is kept at the 11th hour, of the 11th day each year.

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