Canada Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day in Canada is a yearly occasion commemorated on November 11 in Canada to honor the military veterans. Veterans Day is also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in many other countries. Veterans Day is particularly celebrated on November 11 for the history associated with it. Let us take a look at the history behind celebrating this day!

The commonwealth nations and allied nations fought among themselves which was called World War I and continued for years. It was in the year 1918 when the war ended signing a treaty of peace on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. More than 116000 people including veterans lost their lives in this battle. Since then, November 11 is commemorated as an honor to all veterans, both living an dead.

How is Veterans Day in Canada celebrated?

Veterans Day is a statutory day-off from work for banks, schools, libraries, stores and other businesses while some of the schools choose to remain open and celebrate this day in a special way. Veterans Day is celebrated by organizing parades, church services and adorning the Canadian Flag half mast. 

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