Remembrance Day has been celebrated since November, 11th, 1919 and since then, we pay tribute to the fallen ones who have fought for our country by giving their lives so we could live in freedom and peace.
They are our War Heroes, and they have served Canada without any consideration for their own lives and that’s why we remember them each year.
Armistice Day and the poppy
On this holiday, in addition to the First World War (1914-1918), we also celebrate the soldiers who have fought in the Second World War (1939-1945), the Korean War (1950-1953) and all the battles after that.
At first, the holiday was named Armistice Day, which was combined with Thanksgiving Day. In 1931, the federal government changed it to the name that we are referring to today, Remembrance Day and Thanksgiving Day was moved to a different date.
The poppy is worn throughout the day as a symbol of remembrance. Poppies were instated as such because they mysteriously blossomed profusely on graves of soldiers as early as the Napoleonic Wars.
Canadian Remembrance Day infographic
This infographic below, created by Western direct insurance, shows a timeline of:
- Timely details
- International appreciation
- Defining symbols
- Modern traditions
You will discover a part of the story of this beautiful holiday as well as interesting facts about Canada’s history.
|An infographic by the team at Western Direct Insurance|
Photo credit: junibears/Flickr