A Day to Remember

poppy

In Canada, Remembrance Day is a public holiday.This holiday is also know as, Veterans Day, it is a day to recognize the sacrifices of members that were in the military in times of war, specifically since the First World War. This day is November 11. It is this day to recall the end of world war one. It was formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

The poppy’s is a symbol of Remembrance Day a result of Canadian military. The poppy was chosen because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour is a symbol for the bloodshed of the soldiers.

For me this is an extra special day because it is my birthday!

This poem was written by John McCrae – In Flanders field

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyQyhVXUwM0

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