Thursday, November 11, 2010

Canada Observes the Remembrance Day Today


On this day, Canada observes the annual Remembrance Day with due respect to the numerous Canadian soldiers -- dead and alive -- who served in the World War I, World War II, Korean War and the war in Afghanistan.

The federal government officials in a special ceremony in the National War Memorial in Ottawa paid their tribute to the soldiers. Provincial government officials do the same in their respective provincial capitals.

Cultural and educational organizations and institutions have their own programmes for observing the day. The general public purchase poppy flowers, symbols of the soldiers fighting in the wars, and wear them on their lapels as a mark of respect.

Today we salute our soldiers who made their supreme sacrifice in defending the freedom and peace in this world.

A poppy flower for use on the lapel
Photo (Toronto: November 11, 2010) © Jerome D'Costa

A beautiful cartoon on the Remembrance Day of 2010
Cartoon courtesy: The Toronto Star (Nov. 11, 2010)

A 25-cent Canadian coin with a poppy flower
commemorates the Armistice Day
Photo (Toronto: Nov. 11, 2010) © Jerome D'Costa

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