Remembrance Day is a Memorial Day observed every year since the end of the First World War to remember those who died serving our country. The tradition was inaugurated by King George V in 1919 and at the 11th hour we observe a minute’s silence. The tradition of Remembrance Day evolved out of Armistice Day. The initial Armistice Day was observed at Buckingham Palace, commencing with King George V hosting a Banquet in Honor of the President of the French Republic on 10th November 1919. The first official Armistice Day was subsequently held on the grounds of Buckingham Palace the following morning.
I am so incredibly proud to be the daughter of a solider and I am also incredibly lucky that my dad came home. On Sunday and Wednesday we remember the ones that weren’t as lucky. We remember the freedom we take advantage of and the price they paid for it.
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.
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