Posteado por: crisdiaz24 | noviembre 1, 2012

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day ) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth  countries since the end of World War 1  to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” in accordance with theArmistice, signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. (“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.) World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.

The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on 7 November 1919 as a day of remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I.

The red remembrance poppy  has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem ” In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders  in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day

 

 

 

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