November 11th, every single year. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The first Remembrance Day was observed in 1919 throughout the countries of the British Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, this day commemorated the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. ~ the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. That is what it is.

Here's why it is...
Historically speaking, Remembrance Day is a day that "Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.

We honour those who fought for Canada in ~ the First World War (1914-1918) ~ the Second World War (1939-1945) ~ the Korean War (1950-1953)

Also, we remember those who have served since then. More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 100,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace."

        Posted by Brenda on November 10, 2008 9:40 PM at