On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we will remember those who served for our country. the date was set when world war 1 ended and back then it was called Armistance day. They belived that that was the end of all wars until world war 2 started and that was when the named changed to remembrance day. World War 1 30 million lives were taken world wide and 60 thousand Australians died.
Wearing a poppy on this day is a sign of rspect, the poppys grow today in flanders field. We remember those who have served and those who are fighting for our country right now.
FLAG AT HALF MAST
The tradition of lowering flags to half mast as a sign of remembrance and to honor and mourne those who served and fought in the war, is belived to have arised on the high seas. As a sign of respect for important persons, sailing ships would lower their sails, there for slowing the ship and allowing for theVIP’s own ship to come alongside and for him to board if desired. In time only the ship’s flags were lowered in a symbolic gesture. This practice was also adopted on land.
THE RED POPPY
The Flanders poppy has been part of remembrance day for a long time, the ritual that marks the Armistice of the 1st world war, the 11 November 1918, and is part ANZAC DAY services. During the First World War, red poppies were among the first plants to spring up in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium.The red poppy represents the sacrifice of shed blood in the battle fields.