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11 Things You May Not Know About Remembrance Day
November 11, 2013
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Remembrance Day is commemorated each year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — the moment in 1918 when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. To get you ready, here are 11 facts you may not know about the day, its symbols and its history. Check them out in the gallery, above.

And tune in November 11 at 7 p.m. to catch a special Remembrance Day episode with Captain Simon Mailloux, the first known Canadian soldier to return to service after an amputation, and Giller Prize–winning author Joseph Boyden, whose father was the most highly decorated medical officer in the British Empire.

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