Remembrance Day commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany in World War I. The armistice ended the hostilities on the Western Front, and it took effect at 11:00 am - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." Originally it was known as Armistice Day, but in Canada the national holiday is officially called Remembrance Day.
Today, Canadians commemorate the day in remembrance of the nearly 100,000 Canadians that have given their lives in military conflicts, including over 100 who've died while serving as peacekeepers.
This Remembrance Day we'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the men and women who serve Canada and put their lives on the line for us all. Please join us on November 11th in a moment of silence and remembrance.