On Posted on November 11, 2011 by genesis to General Tips The Significance of Remembrance Day Picture sponsored by www.timeanddate.com Top 10 Poppy Day Facts Remembrance Day is an important holiday…. a day where we pause and wear a poppy to honour the many war veterans who fought and gave their lives in the First and Second World wars. Here are the Top 10 “Poppy Day Facts” to better understand the significance of November 11th: Armistice Day (1918), now known as Remembrance Day (1945) was founded November 11, 1918 when Germany ended World War One by signing and declaring peace. The first Armistice Day was celebrated in Britain on November 11, 1921 and raised £106 000.00. The Red Poppy icon is used to mark November 11th. The symbol was taken from the poem “In Flanders Field” (Canadian Lt. Colonel John McCrae). The poppies grew wild on many of the graves of the fallen, and most people thought it represented the blood that was shed. Individuals can purchase (by donation) a poppy from a variety of locations (i.e. Coffee Shops, retail stores, libraries, schools etc.). The money is used to assist veterans, primarily with medical costs. On November 11th at 11:00 a.m. individuals are requested to stop and take two minutes of silence to reflect and pay their respects to the many people who fought and died in the wars. Remembrance Day is celebrated in churches by laying a poppy wreath on the Cenotaph during the ceremony. “The most famous Remembrance Day ceremony is held at the Cenotaph located in London near the House of Parliament. The attendees at the event include: The Royal Family, Prime Minister, Heads of State and other Service Personnel”. (source). There are various names used to symbolize November 11th including: Poppy Day, Veterans Day, and Remembrance Day. Important songs and poems heard during Remembrance Day ceremonies are: In Flanders Field (Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae), Last Post (Carol Ann Duffy), Poppy Petals (Buckley-Clark/ Wedgbury) Remembrance Day events will be celebrated at various locations in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, and Delta. Some include: Victory Square, Chinatown Memorial Square, UBC etc.). Click Here for further details. On November 11th show your solidarity, “Poppy Up” and at 11:00am take 2 minutes out of your busy day and stop and reflect upon the freedoms you enjoy today and how they were protected with the lives of others. With gratitude we at Genesis pause and give thanks to all the brave souls that gave their lives, so that we may continue to enjoy the liberty and freedoms that we sometimes take for granted today. Click Here to view a sneak peek to Remembrance Day Picture sponsored by www.tongueonfire.com TagsFactsGenesis Security ExpertGenesis Security GroupHoliday TipsRemembrance DaySecurityTips PreviousPrevious post:Is Your Home Ready for Winter? NextNext post:Importance of Preparing for an Emergency Search for: Search Recent Posts Al Gore in Vancouver (2007) – 25 Years With Genesis Smart Car Patrol (2005) – 25 Years With Genesis Indy Molson (2004) – 25 Years With Genesis The Office (2001) – 25 Years With Genesis The Team (1997 vs 2021) – 25 Years With Genesis Categories General Tips News Press Uncategorised Archives May 2022 April 2022 January 2021 August 2020 August 2019 July 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 March 2018 December 2017 October 2017 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 December 2016 December 2015 November 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 February 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 May 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 July 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 Meta Log in Entries feed Comments feed WordPress.org Al Gore in Vancouver (2007) – 25 Years With GenesisGenesis has gotten to work with all sorts of cool people from all over the world! One of those being Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States …Need a home alarm? Get a free quote today. 24/7 Monitoring community patrol Guard Services Inquire now. We are here to help!