Thursday, November 10, 2011

Take the time to Remember...

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day and Armistice Day) is a memorial in Commonwealth countries to commemorate armed forces who died in the line of duty during World War I. This holiday was first held in 1919 and marks the armistice to end World War I, which came into effect November 11, 1918. The United States also considers November 11 a special day for war remembrances, referred to as Veterans Day.

The poppy became the symbol of Remembrance Day as they grew profusely amongst the disturbed earth of battlefields and graves. The deep, blood red of this delicate flower is an almost providential symbol of death, life, and love.

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, remember.

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