Did You Know
On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour (am) Germany and the Allies, agreed in the Armistice of Compiègne to end fighting for World War I. The armistice named after the location in France where the signing took place, in a carriage of a private train.
It is from this date later, the Commonwealth of Nations commemorate the death of many soldiers. Many other nations mark Remembrance Sunday closest to the 11th or other dates marking specific days of victory from the War in Europe. Many persons wear paper poppies especially school children to show their respect for the men who served. As a child I remember all proceeds from the sale of the poppies went to the surviving soldiers who served in World War II.
In addition, the day is also known as Poppy Day. Canadian Lieutenant John McCrae, a physician penned a poem during the first World War. It was after the funeral service for his friend/soldier Alexis Helmer on May 3rd , 1915, of his friend. McCrae reference of the red poppies growing over the grave of soldiers made the poppies a symbol for fallen soldiers.