To you from failing hands we throwIn Flanders Fields by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
~ May 3, 1915
- 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.
- 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.
- The Poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Read more about the history of the poppy by clicking HERE.
- 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.
- 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.