Remembrance Day Facts That Everyone Should Know

Remembrance Day Facts

1. On the 11th day at the 11th hour of the 11th month in 1918 guns fell silent marking theend of World War One and a day that we commemorate today as Remembrance Day

2. Every year on November 11 Canadians pause for moments of silence.

3. Remembrance Day was initially called Armistice Day.

4. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth.

5. Poppies are the symbol of Remembrance Day.

6. Donations for Poppies support the Royal Canadian Legion and fund assistance for Veterans that served our country.

7. Nations like Poland, Belgium and France observe Remembrance Day on November 11, even though they are not part of the British Commonwealth.

8. Some countries wear white poppies to symbolize peace, and some animal activists wear purple poppies to commemorate animals that were victims of war.

9. Poppies should be worn on the left lapel close to the heart.

10. Canada’s tomb of the unknown soldier in Ottawa holds the remains of an unidentified soldier.

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