Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that … [Read more...]

L’est We Forget, in honor of Remembrance Day 2014

In 2014 Remembrance Day is on Tuesday, November 11. On remembrance day members of the armed forces (soldiers, sailors and airmen) are commemorated. The other common name for this day is Armistice Day which marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I. on November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). Some 100,000 Canadian soldiers died in the First and Second World Wars. In Canada, Remembrance Day is a federal statutory … [Read more...]

2014 Calendar of Holocaust Remembrance Events

The 2014 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is centred around the theme “Journeys through the Holocaust”. This theme recalls the various journeys taken during this dark period, from deportation to incarceration to freedom, and how this experience transformed the lives of those who endured it. These are stories of pain and suffering, yet ultimately also of triumph and renewal, serving as a guiding force for future generations. … [Read more...]

What our Children Should Know About Remembrance Day

In America, this national holiday is more commonly known as Veteran’s Day (although in other countries it is also called Armistice Day and even Poppy Day). It is celebrated on November 11th of every year to honor and memorialize both soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in times of war. When it comes to informing children, young and old, about the value of Remembrance Day, there are a few items that should be imparted, not only concerning the military history of this holiday, but also … [Read more...]

Dieppe Raid in France, PMO – Governor General to mark 70th Anniversary

Governor General to mark 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in France August 8, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will attend ceremonies in Dieppe, France, from August 19 to 20, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The Governor General will join the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, who will lead an official … [Read more...]

REMEMBRANCE DAY – 11 * 11 * 11 – L’est We Forget

A Celebration of Women honors all those that have Fallen in honor... lest we ne're forget. Remembrance Day ~ 11 - 11 - 11 November 11, 2011 Memorial celebrated in the Commonwealth Countries Observance in the Commonwealth Australia Barbados Bermuda Canada New Zealand South Africa United Kingdom Northern Ireland Observance in other Countries France & Belgium Germany Hong Kong Italy Ireland The … [Read more...]

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