Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Time for Remembrance

Remembrance Day
Veterans Day
Armistice Day

November 11, 2012

Poppies Placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Confederation Square
Ottawa, Canada

A remembrance Day Tradition

This is a time for remembrance.
A time to honor those who have sacrificed their lives or suffered in war
so others who follow can enjoy freedom and hope.

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month
in 1918 the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice 
to end the fighting in the First World War.  

Over the years since, 
this time and date have come to be observed 
as a memorial in many countries around the world.  
Millions pause for a minute at 11:00 a.m. in honor of those who died.

Lest We Forget

Veterans Day Flags Where I Live

Poppies in  a Flanders Field

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