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Remembrance Day - November 2022

November 11, 2022 news

Each November 11 since 1919, Canadians across the country pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. 

Schools around the Fort Vermilion School Division took some time this week to learn about the significance of this important day and how the sacrifices of these brave men and women impact our lives today. Many from our northern region answered the call to serve and are among the more than two million Canadians that have served throughout our nation's history. 

Remembrance Day is held on November 11 in commemoration of the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on November 11, 1981 at 11AM and was originally called Armistice Day until 1931 when the name was changed. 

Learn more about the history of Remembrance Day on the Canadian War Museum website.