Remembrance Day

11th of November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of never ending warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of First World War on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice 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 am.) The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.

The red poppy is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. Shortly after losing a friend in Ypres in 1915, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write his now famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. These bright red flowers flourished in the middle of so much chaos and destruction, growing in the thousands upon thousands. The poem inspired American War Secretary, Moina Michael, who bought poppies to sell to her friends to raise money for Servicemen in need after the First World War.

There is no correct way to wear your poppy. It’s a personal choice whether someone chooses to wear a poppy and how they choose to wear it. Hence, why it’s fine to wear any kind of poppy, one that represents the LGBT Community, Jewish colours, the Indigenous communities. It is called a “WORLD WAR” So many different communities fought, you could probably even have a pink poppy to represent the women.

A Special Edition of “Trumptars Logic”

The same people who wanted players locked up for expressing their against police brutality, the same people who insulted as she fainted while rallying, had pneumonia (and kept going). The same people who call Obama “Osama”…You know the worst Terrorist leader of our time…Who Obama got… These same people are okay with the skipping out on Remembrance Day in case his hair gets wet…Can they just not see why that is so confusing?!!!!

(I apologise to the wet cats of the World, you do not deserve this)

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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:

We Remember…Always

Published on 10 Nov 2007

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.

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