Remembrance Day 2012

Each November 11th, Canadians all across the nation pause to honour the lives of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the name of Canada since the South African War. In 1919, members of the Commonwealth commemorated the end of WW1 (Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m) with The first Remembrance Day (then known as Armistice Day). This holiday traditionally fell on Thanksgiving, until MP Allan Neill introduced a bill to hold the ceremony on November 11. This bill also included a name change from Armistice,which means a truce between two opposing sides of war, to Remembrance. The first Remembrance Day ceremony was held on November 11, 1931. We hope you will join us this year in honouring the brave men and women who died on behalf of our country. Lest We Forget.

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Photos taken from Veteran Terrance Goodwin’s personal photo album
Information taken from Vetern’s Affairs

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