Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day, also known as Veterans Day, is on November 11 and marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). A day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

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What do you do with a poppy after remembrance day?

you wear it on your chest to signify that you remember those people that fought and died on the battlefield

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What does a poppy look like?

See the link below for what a poppy looks like:

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Why do people sell red poppies?

It's for Rememberance Day, which is celebrated on the 11th of November. It's a holiday to remember those lost in wars, and has been celebrated since World War I. It falls on November the 11th due to the fact that that is the date when World War I ended.

The selling of red poppies is most likely to raise money for charity, and also to spread awareness. An example of a charity like this is The Poppy Appeal, which helps relatives of the armed forces, and the armed forces themselves.

The poppy was chosen because of the red poppy fields that many battles were fought in.

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How long do you wear a poppy for Remembrance Day?

no more than three days after rememberence day. People will find this abusive and deeply distressing.

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The history of the red poppy symbol?

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Is Veterans Day the same thing as remembrance day?

Yes they honour our dead, wounded and those that served our countries in conflicts

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Why is November 11th such an important day?

This day is known as Veterans Day.

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Why is the poppy known as the flower for Veterans Day?

The use of the poppy as a symbol on Veterans Day (Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth) is derived from its symbolism in the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilt in the war.

In the years following World War One, governments and society in general had not yet accepted responsibility for those maimed and bereaved as a result of the Great War. Massive unemployment in Britain made the problem much worse.

Earl Haig, the Commander in Chief of the British Army undertook the mighty task of organizing the British Legion as a means of helping with the problems of hundreds and thousands of men who had served under him. In 1921, a group of French widows visited him at the British Legion Headquarters. They had brought with them some poppies they had made, and suggested selling them as a means of raising money.

1921 - Britain and Australia start selling Poppies

1922 - First Poppy Day in New Zealand

1925 - First Poppy Day Canada

The most recent and enduring tradition began in WWI when John McCrae wrote this famous poem:

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"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders Fields."

John McCrae 1915

McCrae was a Canadian who enlisted to help the allies in the war. He was made Medical Officer upon landing in Europe. During a lull in the battle with the nub of a pencil he scratched on a page from his dispatch book. The poem found its way into the pages of Punch magazine. By 1918 the poem was well known throughout the allied world. Moina Michael, an American woman, wrote these lines in reply:

We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led,

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heroes never dies.

She then adopted the custom of wearing a red poppy in memory of the sacrifices of war and also as a symbol of keeping the faith.

A French woman, Madam Guerin, visiting the United States, learned of the custom and took it one step further. When she returned to France she decided to hand make the red poppies and sell them to raise money for the benefit of the orphaned and destitute women and children in war torn areas of France. This tradition spread to Canada, the United States and Australia and is still followed today.


The reason for the Poppy is that it is a plant which thrives on disturbed ground. The seeds, which are produced by the millions in the seed heads, lie dormant until the soil is broken up. The shelling in the trenches was perfect for the poppy, which grew in their millions when nothing else did. The poems came later, the poppies came from the activity and the blasting of the ground.

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What started remembrance Day?

remembrance day started when world war one ended. John McCrae wrote the poem Flanders fields after witnessing the loss of one of his closest friends. Flanders field is known for it's poppies. thus the poppy symbol. so every year we celebrate, and pray, and take a minute to "remember" how those brave soldiers sacrificed their lives for their country. hope this answers ur question! :)

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Why is Remembrance Day held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month?

Remembrance Day is commemorated (rather than celebrated) on November 11th because the hostilities of World War I ended at the eleventh hour (11 am, not pm) of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 French time. The armistice between Germany and the Allies was signed 6 hours earlier. (World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.) WWI ended when Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies, because Germany lacked the manpower and weaponry to continue fighting, and the country faced imminent invasion.

A two-minute silence is held at 11:00am of that day in order to remember the soldiers who were killed in the war, and also to mark the time at which the armistice became effective (after actually being signed at 5:00am in the morning).

Remembrance Day is a holiday in much of the Commonwealth and many other countries. It is generally observed on the same date as Veterans Day is in the United States, although it is on different dates in some countries. It is also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day.

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What side do you wear a poppy on?

The accepted side to wear a poppy is the left, as practiced by Canadian Military, however, it is not considered offensive to wear a poppy anywhere else on your body. The fact you are wearing one is what counts. Lest we forget.

Male or female...left or right handed...the poppy must be worn on left in above the heart.

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Why is the poppy used as a remembrance day symbol?

The poppy is a symbol of rememberance day because when WW1 ended poppy grew and is now the symbol

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Why is Remembrance Day celebrated on November 11?

Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day) is held on November 11 because the armistice (or cease-fire) ending the hostilities of World War I occurred at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 French time. It is observed in Commonwealth countries and several other nations, sometimes on other dates.

In the United States Veterans Day is also on November 11th. But Remembrance Day is more similar to the US Memorial Day because they both honor those who died in war. Veterans Day is to honor all US military personnel past and present, living and deceased. (The traditional date of Memorial Day is May 30th but it is now observed on the last Monday of May.)

The soldiers fight for their lives to protect the future thats why we still observe it, because of that we all all save in our country.
On November 11, 1918, an armistice was signed that put an end to hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany following World War I. Although the war wasn't officially over until June 28, 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed, that day in November was generally considered to be the end of the war.

President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 to be Armistice Day. By 1938 it had been designated as a national holiday. In 1954, Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation to change the name of this holiday to Veteran's Day. This was done to ensure that the day was seen as a time to celebrate and thank veterans for their service in any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

Veteran's Day is also known as Remembrance Day in many Commonwealth countries.

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How do canadians celebrate remembrance day?

We celebrate by wearing a poppy and attending memorial Services normally held by a monument honouring the fallen soldiers of the First and Second WW also, the Korean and the Afghanistan wars.

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What does poppy Moore where the first day at school?

Go on this link and scroll down it will give you everything you need. hope I helped.

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Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Veterans Day?

Jehovah's Witnesses do not participate in any religious, political or nationalistic holidays, events or traditions, so as to keep 'free from the world'' as Jesus Christ commanded. See James 4:4 in the Holy Bible.

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On what date is the celebration of Veterans Day?

Veteran's day is celebrated on November 11th.

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What traditions mark Remembrance Day?

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted the allied terms of unconditional surrender.

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Why was Armistice Day changed to Veterans' Day?

At the time, WWI was the "war to end all wars". When the treaty was signed, it was the GREAT ARMISTICE since there wouldn't be any more "great" wars. Since then there have of course been many wars and it's now called veterans day to honor all vets.

The date marked the end of hostilities during World War 1. The occurrence of World War 2 created the desire to honor all veterans from all wars, not just the 'Big One.'<br>

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When did remembrance day first occur?

it first occured on the 11/11/11 in 1917

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What country is Flanders in?

Flanders is in Belgium.

Flanders is the northern part of Belgium.

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What was remembrance day originally known as?

Armistice Day

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What is the significant of the poppy on Veterans Day?

The artificial poppies, worn mostly in the UK and Canada in the days up to November 11, represent the poppy fields of the Flanders region, now part of Belgium, France, and The Netherlands, where many soldiers died during WW1.

The red honors the blood shed by the soldiers. The black represents the grief that comes with their death. And the green stem stands for hope.

The poem "In Flander's Fields" written by a Canadian, is a poignant one about the sacrifices and loss.

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Why are Poppy's worn on left?

because if you wear it on the right your not cool

Your heart is on the left, so you wear it over your heart

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What does remembrance poppy leaf mean?

growth and new life


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