Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is observed to remember the members of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on November 11th in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I which formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month".

WHY WEAR A POPPY? The remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields" written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. At first real poppies were worn. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

Please wear a poppy and take time to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country and others.