Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
11th of the 11th Month at the 11th hour at the 11th minute…We Will Remember them.
This year will be 100 hundred year since World War I ended…We Will Remember them.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. / At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.”
Laurence Binyon, For The Fallen
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!
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:
Lest We Forget…So that we can live
Today is Australia and New Zealand day of remembering and respecting. ANZAC Day is our day to honour and remember solider present and past from all the War of which we participated and those soldiers who died, so we cold be free. The date of the 25th of April commemorates the anniversary when Australia and New Zealand both were apart of the first campaign that led to major casualties for both countries.
For most people it’s a pretty emotional day, as I am sure that every country around the world experiences the same kind of feelings when they commemorate their soldiers. The feelings I feel, the appreciation for what these young men and women did for us, the freedom they gave to us. I try to hold onto that feeling for as long as possible. I tend to find during the next few weeks after ANZAC Day, I do things, stay off of social media things and get a lot more proactive.
What do feelings do you all have? Do you find yourself doing a lot more “proactive things” after you celebrate your soldiers?