Monday, November 10, 2014

Remembrance Day

On the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them. Remembering all those who lost their lives and health in World War I,

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. The day, specifically designated by King George V on 7 November 1919,[1] or alternative dates, are also recognised as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. wiki


Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

We did the same! I see your Grandpa serve the Canadian Military. Freedom is not free, good thing there are days like this one to remember it!

TexWisGirl said...

the cemetery photo is very moving.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Remembering is so important. Now, if only that remembrance could translate to world peace. I, too, found the cemetery photo very moving.