Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day

Post by Admin on Wed 10 Nov 2010, 11:49

Remembrance Day, 11th November, recalls the official end of World War I on that date in 1918.
The day is to remember the supreme sacrifices of civilians and members of the armed forces in times of war, specifically since the First World War.

Major hostilities of the War were formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918.

On the 7th November 1919, King George V, dedicated the day to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during the War.

The poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day as a result of the poem In Flanders Fields. The brilliant red poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilt during the war.

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