Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget

November 08, 2017  |   Blogs,Business Etiquette,Protocol   |     |   0 Comment

Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget “I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”    John Diefenbaker Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, is a memorial day observed in both Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth Nations, to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. It is observed on November 11th in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I 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 in Paris, France. On November 11th, millions of Canadians will gather across our country to honour and show our respect for the 1,500,000 brave men and women who have served our country and the over 100,000 who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty to protect our freedom ...

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