Our company is very grateful for the past sacrifices that were made. We are also very thankful for the men and women that serve in the military today. Here are five facts we think everyone should know about remembrance day.
1. Why does Remembrance day happen on 11/11/11?
We observe remembrance day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The armistice agreement that ended World War 1 was established on November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.
2. Why do we wear poppies?
The poppy tradition began when the flower was seen growing over the graves of fallen soldiers. Poppies are supposed to be worn from the last Friday in October until November 11. It is also encouraged that poppies be worn at other memorial events as well. This could include anniversaries of important battles. When you buy a poppy, the money is used to assist military veterans that need it. The red poppy is the international symbol of remembrance, and it is recognized as such around the world.
3. Who wrote In Flanders Fields?
The poem was written by a Canadian named Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. This poem is often recited at memorial ceremonies and is synonymous with remembrance day. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario, on November 30, 1872.
4. Is there a national Remembrance Day Ceremony?
The national Remembrance Day Memorial Ceremony is held in Ottawa and is broadcast nationally. 2021’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony will be planned according to local and federal regulations. Spectators are still able to attend if you are in the area.
5. What color should the center of my poppy be?
You may have seen the center of the poppies change from black to green and then back to black over the years. They switched them back to black because the proper color is black. This accurately represents the way a poppy looks.
We tried to answer some of the 5 of the most common faqs about remembrance day. We hope this post was helpful. Please take a moment to remember the fallen today. We appreciate you taking the time to read this post.