Tuesday, 11 November 2008

'Rememberance Day' Word of the Day


Photo by toxophilite

Remeberance Day - also known as Poppy Day Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day - is a day to commemorate the sacrificed 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 Worl War I on that date in 1918. (Source Wikipedia.org)


The significance of the Poppy stems from the poem 'In Flanders Fieilds by Canadian military physician John McCrae. You can read the poem here in full.

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