Westport – Remembrance Day Ceremony

3

Celebrate the Brave. Veterans Stay Overnight. Free. At 10:40 am, students and staffs at Westport stop to remember our fallen soldiers with a minutes silence.

 

About Remembrance Day

 

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918. World War I was a massive conflict was played out over the whole globe, but particularly in Europe, where troops from Canada supported the Allied forces.

Some 100,000 Canadian soldiers died in the First and Second World Wars.

All government buildings fly the Canadian flag this day and people remember those who fought for Canada during a two minute silence at 10 :40 am. Many people wear poppies before and on Remembrance Day to show their respect and support for Canadian troops. Poppies are generally handed out free but often a voluntary donation is given in exchange.

In Canada, November 11 is officially called Remembrance Day, but it is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day. Remembrance Day is commemorated in many countries, particularly members of the Commonwealth, including Australia and New Zealand (where it is also referred to as Armistice Day). In the United States, Veterans Day falls on the same date. In the United Kingdom, the Sunday closest to November 11 is known as Remembrance Sunday.In Canada, November 11 is officially called Remembrance Day, but it is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day.

Remembrance Day is commemorated in many countries, particularly members of the Commonwealth, including Australia and New Zealand (where it is also referred to as Armistice Day). In the United States, Veterans Day falls on the same date. In the United Kingdom, the Sunday closest to November 11 is known as Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance Day is not a statutory holiday in Ontario, making it the most controversial non-stat holiday in the province. Many people think that is should be a statutory holiday all across Canada.

Date :
November 11th, 2016 @ 10 :40 am.

Event location :
Westport, ON

Leave a Reply

Close [X]

%d bloggers like this: