also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)
by sameoner November 10, 2009
Dammit, people. This is the holiday from which Canadians remember all the soldiers who died for Canada's freedom. But you should have all known that already.
by I AM Canadian! January 28, 2005