I am learning fast from what I can make out it is the same or very similar to our Remembrance Day in November.
We have Memorial Day on the last Monday in May to remember those who died serving our country, and Veterans' Day on November 11, to remember all veterans. The latter developed, I believe, as a result of the armistice ending WW 1 on 11/11 at 11 AM.
posted on 05/30/2005 3:07:24 PM PDT
(Panama Canal: America finished what France couldn't; but it took Carter to give it to China.)
That is where our remembrance day comes from which is to remember those who have fallen. At the service at the Royal Albert Hall they drop Poppy leaves at the end each leaf depicts a service person killed on active duty, so unfortunately each year the total of the leaves increases.
We have a moment of silence at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th Month and though now referred to as Remembrance Day it was originally called armistice day.
posted on 05/30/2005 3:19:55 PM PDT
(An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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