10 Interesting Remembrance Day Facts
Remembrance Day Facts talk about one of the most important days to commemorate the people who served in World War I. At first, it was called the Armistice day. It was used to commemorate the end of World War I on 11 November 1918. Here are other interesting facts about Remembrance Day:
Remembrance Day Facts 1: the poppies
The important symbol in Remembrance Day is the poppies. The people wore these poppies in the last Friday of October until 11 November.
Remembrance Day Facts 2: the poppies in other occasions
The poppies will be worn by the people when they want to commemorate other battles or wars. People also organize the poppy campaign to raise the donation. It will be used to help the veterans.
Remembrance Day Facts 3: the tradition of wearing poppies
When people saw the red flowers growing on the grave of the soldiers, they began to wear the poppies.
Remembrance Day Facts 4: National War Memorial
The Remembrance Day is broadcasted nationally. It takes place at National War Memorial in Ottawa. The leader of the ceremony is the Governor General.
Remembrance Day Facts 5: The National (Silver) Cross Mother
All mothers whose daughters or sons died during the wars or battles were awarded with National Silver Cross Mother. The base of the National War Memorial will be decorated with a wreath by the Royal Canadian Legion. Get facts about Mother Day here.
Remembrance Day Facts 6: a statutory holiday
In most Canadian provinces, the Remembrance Day is called as the statutory holiday. However, the provinces such as Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario are the exception.
Remembrance Day Facts 7: a moment of silence
A moment of silence will be held during the Remembrance Day. It takes place at 11 am on the 11th day of 11th month.
Remembrance Day Facts 8: the battles
There were many Canadian armies who took part in various battles and wars in the world such as the World War I and II, the South African War, The Korean War, the Afghanistan war and Arab-Israeli conflict in 1974.
Remembrance Day Facts 9: Thanksgiving Day
Because of the coincidence of Thanksgiving Day and Remembrance Day, people began to move the Thanksgiving Day in different day in 1931. Check out Memorial Day facts here.
Remembrance Day Facts 10: In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields was a famous poem. John McCrae was the Canadian who wrote the poem. In many ceremonies services, the poem was recited.
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