Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices 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 World War I on that date in 1918. The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war.
The girls will be observing the minute silence at school and making poppy wreaths today.
There is 'hope' for peace through our children
On a side note: 10 years ago today my wonderful husband proposed to me... It was a suprise (to him and me) as we had no ring.. so there is the unofficial engagement and the official one a few weeks later :) The Remembrance Day celebrations help us remember the date ;) The engagement had nothing to do with Remembrance day.. we probably didnt even know it was... but now I can see that life goes on and we can make future generations who will hopefully never engage in the horrors of war.