Friday, 8 November 2013

Remembrance Day

POPPY APPEAL Ever wondered what a Poppy on your lapel means? On November 11th we celebrate the Armistice Day, if you watch the news on that day you'll see H.M. the Queen of England paying homage to the British Troops laying a wreath of poppies at the foot of the Cenopath . Common British, Canadian, South African, and ANZAC traditions include two minutes of silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (11:00 am, 11 November), as that marks the time (in the United Kingdom) when armistice became effective.

Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)
Remembrance Sunday is one of the most significant and sombre days of the UK national calendar. It's when we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy our way of life today. We pay tribute to those fighting for our country in present conflicts and those who lost friends and family and saw Britain through its darkest hours - and who now may be old and dependent. Unfortunately nowadays new victims are paid tribute on this day as Afghanistan and Irak conflits are still on.
Have a look at these links to get to know more about this day:

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