In the funeral industry, we are accustomed to sombre ceremonies, respectful silences, and quiet melancholy. Remembrance Day resonates with us as we completely value the importance of honouring those we have lost as well as appreciating the significance of harmony and peace.
With Remembrance Day comes symbolism and history.
The History of Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day has been observed since 1919, the first anniversary of the Armistice agreement that ended the First World War in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
The Importance of the Poppy
The poppy is a beautiful symbol of Remembrance Day. With poems and artwork featuring poppies, it has become a worldwide symbol of remembrance. Artificial poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to provide financial assistance to Veterans.
Why Do We Observe a Moment of Silence
Every year on November 11th, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour those who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace.
We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout Canada’s history and the more than 118,000 who lost their lives.
The heartbreaking bugle calls of The Last Post, the moments of silent reflection and melancholy are all valued
November 11th traditions.
On Remembrance Day, Canadians should take the time to value the importance of reflection of our peaceful lives. The legacies, the grief and lives lost all reinforce our appreciation for kindness and freedom.
This Remembrance Day, we encourage fellow Canadians to take a moment to feel pride in our wonderful country by attending a Remembrance Day Service. Thank a veteran. Hug your family. Be grateful for our peaceful and charitable nation.
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