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This Remembrance Day…

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This Remembrance Day, take some time to reflect on those who served in order to protect our way of life. Here in Canada, we have a great many freedoms that we often take for granted. That is why days like today are so important. All across Canada – from the houses of Parliament to the Yukon – Canadian’s are coming together to remember both those we lost as well as those still with us.

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Did you know?

Before you grab your poppy and head out there, you should brush up on your knowledge of this important holiday.

  • It used to be called Armistice Day (following the end of WWI)
  • Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day used to coincide, before the former was moved to a different date
  • The famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ was written by a Canadian doctor
  • Poppies became popular after flowers were seen growing on the graves of soldiers
  • Non-commonwealth nations like France, Belgium, and Poland also observe Remembrance Day

Veterans Day

Here in Canada we’re not the only ones remembering the bravery of our armed forces. South of the border, citizens of the United States are doing the same with Veterans Day. Also always falling on the 11th of November, Veterans Day serves a celebration of all military veterans while Memorial Day (in May) remembers those who perished.

Lest We Forget

Whether you have the day off or not, take some time to reflect on what Remembrance Day means to you. To us here at the Current, it serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by brave men and women.

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