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A look back at the history of Remembrance Day

Canadians recognize Remembrance Day every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Originally called Armistice Day, Remembrance Day marks a yearly memorial day observed in Canada and many Commonwealth countries to remember those who died in military service and honour those who served in wartime. Many Canadians gather at public Remembrance Day ceremonies every year on November 11 – the anniversary of the Armistice agreement of 1918 that ended the First World War. Ceremonies are usually held at war memorials, community…