Remembrance Day is a memorial day honoured in Commonwealth member states. Remembrance Day has been recognized since the end of the First World War to remember armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.
Importance of Remembrance Day
The day marks the day that world war one ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the month back in 1918. It’s a time where people can put our international differences to honour the soldiers that fought in combat. Many countries have a one minute silence at 11am on the 11th day of the month, as well as ceromomies!
The Symbol – Red Poppies
People wear the red poppies and we see them on busses, buildings etc because the poppy was a common sight on the soil that the soldiers were fighting and shelling.
Veteran associations will exchange poppies for charitable donations used to give financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the armed forces.
How to get involved? – Ways to Remember – Get Involved
Overall, remembrance day is an important day for people to take part in. It shows your appreciation for the soldiers that have fought for our countries, as well as giving support for the soldiers who are still fighting today.