Sunday 10 November 2013

Remembrance Day

Monday November 11th is Remembrance Day.

On this day we pay tribute to the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This memorial day is observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War 1.

Canadian, Australian and New Zealand armed forces have fought together in many conflicts including: (to name a few)

Second Boer War (1899–1902)
Armenian–Azerbaijani War (1918–1920) 
WW1 (1914 - 1918) 
WW2 (1939 - 1945)  
Korean War (1950 - 1953) 

"The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I"

Winston Churchill once said:
"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."


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