Remembrance/ Armstice/ Veteran’s Day, 2012Nov 12, 2012 00:03 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, in 1918, the guns ceased. During Remembrance Day, the British Commonwealth countries remember those who came before, and those who came after, and all who have given in their nation’s service. John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” is a common accompaniment at ceremonies, where the wearing of poppies is customary (on the left lapel, or as close to the heart as possible), and organizations like the Royal British Legion, Royal Canadian Legion, et. al. are supported.
A number of European countries know it as Armistice Day.
Americans celebrate it as Veteran’s Day, and we hope our American readers have a meaningful day this Monday at the commemorative event of their choice.