We Will Remember

Remembrance Day occurs in Canada each November 11, which marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I. on November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour crowd2of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). It is a day of national commemoration for the more than 100,000 Canadians who have died in military service. The costs for Canada, with its relatively small population, have been substantial. They include:

Population Served Died Wounded
First World War (1914-1918) 7,800,000 625,825 61,082 154,361
Second World War (1939-1945) 11,500,000 1,086,343 42,042 54,414
Korean War
(1950-53)
14,000,000 27,751 516 1,072
Peacekeeping N/A 119 N/A

 

All government buildings fly the Canadian flag this day and people remember those who fought for Canada during a two minute silence at 11am. Many people wear poppies before and on Remembrance Day to show their respect and support for Canadian troops.

In New Ross, we celebrate at the New Ross Royal Canadian Legion, in front of the the war monument which is said to be Nova Scotia’s first memorial to the dead of WW1, honouring 80 volunteers from the New Ross area.