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On November 11th we remember these Canadians, past and present, for their courage, their sacrifice and their defence of Canadian values.

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Veterans Day

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Why November 11th? A Look at Veterans Day and Remembrance Day.

Fighting ended on November 11th, 1918 (though the agreement that officially ended the war was signed months later). Many countries made this a day to celebrate peace and honor those who had served in the war -- especially those who had died. It was called Armistice Day ("armistice" means an agreement to stop fighting).

Although World War I was called the war to end all wars, history did not work out that way. More wars were fought, and countries decided to use November 11th to honor those who had served in all of them. In 1931, Canada changed Armistice Day to Remembrance Day. In 1954, the U.S. changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day. (A veteran is someone who has served in the military.)

For a few years in the 1970s, the U.S. celebrated Veterans Day on a Monday, so people could have a long weekend. But this was not popular -- November 11th was too important to Americans. So the holiday was changed back.
 

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Doreen thank you for reminding us all. Sorry for the delay.



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np Paul
 

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