To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.

In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae
~ May 3, 1915
  1. Remembrance Day was originally called “Armistice Day”. It was first observed across the Commonwealth in 1919 to commemorate the armistice agreement at the end of World War I.
  2. This year marks 101 years since World War I officially ended on November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
  3. The Poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Read more about the history of the poppy by clicking HERE.
  4. Remembrance Day was held on the Monday of the week of November 11th until 1931, when new legislation was passed to observe it on November 11th each year.
  5. Canada observes Veterans’ Week from November 5th-11th each year. This year Canada remembers 75 years since the Italian Campaign of WWII. Read more HERE.