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.
On the 11th November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.
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:
The main theme to the HBO series Band of Brothers – Requiem for a Soldier – sung by Katherine Jenkins on 10th November 2007 at the UK’s Royal British Legion Festival, an annual event held at London’s Albert Hall commemorating those who have served in the armed forces & who have given their lives for our liberty. Taken from a live BBC1 broadcast.