Remembrance Day, or Veterans Day, is the day red poppies are worn in honor of the members of our armed forces who sacrificed their lives for their country. It is celebrated each year on the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended Word War I. The major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Germans signed the Armistice. The red poppy has become the emblem of fallen soldiers due to the poem In Flanders Fields. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, and their brilliant red became a symbol of the blood spilt in the war.