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Remembrance Day — 18,000,000 poppies and more interesting facts

We remember

Every November 11th, Canadians observe Remembrance Day to mark the brave people who fought for our freedom. All across the country, in schools, in community centres, in cemeteries, we remember.

11 is the star number. Remembrance Day is commemorated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. World War I ended on November 11, 1918 at 11 am.

127 entries were received from sculptors, architects and artists during the worldwide competition to design Canada's National War Memorial.

1921 is the year Canadian began wearing poppies to remember the brave Canadian who lost their lives during World War I.

14000000 dollars is raised annually by the Poppy Campaign and the money is used to support veterans and their families.

Find out about the brave animal heroes who served during World War I

1915 is the year Canadian Lt-Col John McCrae wrote the poem In Flanders Fields Fields. The burial of his friends inspired the poem and he wrote it in 20 minutes.

18000000 poppies are distributed across Canada annually. Add to that the 70,000 wreaths, flowers and cross displays.

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1931 is the year Remembrance Day became the official name of the holiday. It used to be called Armistice Day which marked the Armistice agreement between the Allies and Germany to end WWI.

Read all about Canada's WWI all-black military battalion