Today , November 11th is Remembrance Day in Canada, a national holiday. Today is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of Canada's Armed Forces in times of war. It is observed on November 11 to recall the end of World War I on this date in 1918. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Lest We Forget
Every year on this date we share a moment of silence to honour the memory of the men and women of Canada's Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.In Canada the spirit of remembrance is captured on a commemorative stamp issued in 2009. The stamp features a close-up photograph of Canada's National War Memorial in Ottawa. Red poppies are given prominence on the stamp. Here is the stamp issued by Canada Post , to honour the courage of our soldiers and to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Thanks to Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and his well-known poem, '' In Flanders Fields" the poppy and Remembrance Day are deeply linked in the minds of Canadians.
I also have a card to show that has some meaning today. It is Canada's National War Memorial , located in the country's capital , Ottawa . It consists of twenty-three bronze figures on a granite pedestal and arch representing all who have served.