November 11, Remembrance Day: Yes, it’s a day off but it is so much more than that.  Here is what you should know:

Why Remembrance Day?

The first Remembrance Day “Armistice Day” happened way back in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth to commemorate the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.


What’s with 11-11-11?

If you look back at that date you’ll notice that the agreement to end the war was signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, hence 11 -11- 11.


What happens at the 11th hour anyways?

Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honor and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace, including more than 2,300,000 throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Where can I go to find a Remembrance Day ceremony near me?

Here is a link to find a ceremony near you -


Why wear a poppy?

The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to provide assistance to Veterans.

What about Remembrance Day Kids Crafts?

This link will direct you to some kid friendly engaging information about Remembrance Day

And here is a link for some craft ideas.

…and that’s why Remembrance Day is so important. Lest we forget.

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