10 Interesting Facts about Remembrance Day

Post On: February 19, 2017
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Facts about Remembrance Day tell us about a memorial day to commemorate the members of the armed forces who passed away during the World War 1 among the Commonwealth of Nations. The informal name of the day is Poppy Day. In 1919, King George V inaugurated the tradition of Remembrance Day. Actually this traditional also spreads in many non-Commonwealth countries that they use to mark the war remembrance day. Let us get more details about Remembrance Day in the following post below:

Facts about Remembrance Day 1: the observance of Remembrance Day

The observance of Remembrance Day is conducted on 11 November annually in most countries in the world.

Facts about Remembrance Day

Facts about Remembrance Day

Facts about Remembrance Day 2: the date

The date of 11 November is selected as the Remembrance Day for it marks the end of the hostiles in the First World War. The end of the formal hostilities took place at the 11th hour of the 11th day of 11the month.

Facts about Remembrance Day 3: the official end of the World War 1

The World War 1 ended after Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. The Memorial Day resulted into the Armistice Day.

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Remembrance Day Image

Remembrance Day Image

Facts about Remembrance Day 4: the observance of Armistice Day

King George V launched a Banquet for honoring the French Republic President in Buckingham Palace, which marked the initial Armistice Day. The banquet was hosted on November 10, 1919. In the following morning, the official Armistice Day was observed at the ground of the palace.

Facts about Remembrance Day 5: the famous emblem

The famous emblem of Remembrance Day is depicted with a red poppy. It was inspired by John McCrae’s poem with the title “In Flanders Fields”.  He was a physician Lieutenant Colonel from Canada who inspired Moina Michael to write, “We Shall Remember”. Thus, he would wear a red poppy during the observance.

Facts about Remembrance Day 6: the custom

The custom of wearing red poppy spread in other parts of the world within three years.

Facts about Remembrance Day 7: the promoter

The practice was promoted to British Empire and Europe by Madame Anne E. Guerin.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Facts about Remembrance Day 8: the first usage of red poppy

During the 1921 anniversary of Remembrance Day, people began to use red poppies for the first time.

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Facts about Remembrance Day 9: the symbol

Red poppy is used to symbolize the red blood on the war.

Remembrance Day Facts

Remembrance Day Facts

Facts about Remembrance Day 10: silence

The Remembrance Day is followed with silent moment for one or two minutes in South African, Canadian, British and ANZAC tradition.

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