Remembrance <3

Today is a very special day in Australia Day and I feel like with I can safely come back to social media, because it is very important to remember this and never forget!

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What is Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day (can also be known as Poppy Day) is a day of memorial and is observed in the Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember those of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Every year, on this day, Australians observe a one minute’s silence at 11 am on November the 11th, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

“At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare.” Australian War Memorial.

Why we wear the Poppies video:

Boxing Day

So here in the land “Down Under” on the 26th of December (the day after Christmas, for all those new players at home) Australia and other countries that fall under the “Commonwealth” countries. Commonwealth countries are usually countries where Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family of England still ultimately rule.

Originally where this day originated from, was when servants and tradespeople would receive a “box of gifts” from their bosses or employers.

Today to celebrate this day here is a video of a cat…Trust me, it’s funny =P

Published on 23 Apr 2014