November 11th is a day of reflection in honour of Canadian Men and women who have served and currently service in the Canadian Forces. It is a statutory holiday, so our stores will not be open on Tuesday, November 11th.
Our Way of Saying “Thanks”
Remembering our past is important, and we support members of the Canadian Armed Forces in the present as well. One way we do this is to offer Armed Forces personnel a 15% discount when they show valid military identification.
Remembrance Across Canada
Though originally intended specifically for remembering soldiers who died and served during World War One, Remembrance Day is a tribute to Canadians who have served and continue to serve in the Canadian Forces. Poppies, a flower known for growing on WWI battlefields and Lieut.-Col. John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields”, are worn to show recognition of Remembrance Day. Cities across Canada mark the day, usually to the hour, with somber ceremonies and moments of silent reflection.
Remembrance Day this year is particularly important as it marks the 100th year since the beginning of the First World War.
If you would like to learn more click here to visit Veterans Affairs Canada.