What is Remembrance Day?
Remembrance Day (sometimes known as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Canada which marks the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. (“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.).
The 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada will be participating in the Remembrance Day (11 November 2015) Ceremony in South Memorial Park beside John Oliver Secondary School. Cadets are to be in Full Dress Uniform. Cadets without a uniform are to be dressed appropriate for the weather, with a nice jacket and dress pants (no jeans). Cadets are to arrive no later than 0930hrs in the west parking lot of John Oliver Secondary School. The ceremony will commence at 1030 hrs at the cenotaph in South Memorial Park. Parents are welcome to attend the ceremony, however cadets will be released from the parking lot after the park clean up.