Remembrance Day & Veterans Day

Today its Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the US.
Remembrance Day – Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war.
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Comments

  1. I did not know that. I did a post for Veteran’s Day that I think would be fitting for Remembrance Day too.

  2. Thank you for remembering! I am honored my father served in WWII.

  3. I should have realized it is a holiday in Canada too when you told me there’s not mail today.

  4. Thank you for a great post about the background of Veterans day. Please check out the posts I have up for the holiday:

    http://tinyurl.com/o39uf7
    http://tinyurl.com/yls3mw9
    http://tinyurl.com/nbwbcl
    http://tinyurl.com/ns3e9l

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