…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 First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919…
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
We are the Dead. Short days ago
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
In Flanders Fields
Major John McCrae, May 1915
Canadian military doctor and artillery commander
Thank you Grandad and all other vets for defending the free world.