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A Day to Remember a Hero

War has occurred since the beginning of time, wars are one of the many causes of pain and suffering killing thousands of lives. Many of us have lost a family member or friend because of a war. Of course no one likes to remember the casualties of war, but we don’t want to forget our loved ones. In order to not forget them, each country has developed different holidays in which they remember their loved ones, their fighters, their heroes.

In the case of Canada, the country has adopted the holiday Remembrance Day; while in the USA they celebrate Veterans Day.

A day has come to remember all of our loved ones, all of our fighters, all of our heroes.

Remembrance Day

In Canada, the public remembers’ their fallen heroes through Remembrance Day; the public holiday is celebrated throughout the Canadian territory.

The History

After the events of WWI, 1921 – 1930, the Armistice Day Act would make the Thanksgiving Celebration be observed on Armistice Day celebration; because Armistice Day is celebrated in a fixed day, first Monday of the week in which 11 November fell. However, this changed in 1931 when the Canadian Parliament amended the Armistice Day Act, changing the festivity name to Remembrance Day.

How to Celebrate it

Leading up to Remembrance Day many buy small paper "poppies" to show respect and to remember the sacrifices of those who died, the paper "poppies served to raise money and support serving and ex-Service personnel and their families". Also, as the First World War was formally declared over at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, in Canada its citizens hold two minutes of silence on the 11th of November every year, commemorating all of the fallen heroes of past wars.

In addition to the 2 minutes of silence, the federal department of Veterans Affairs Canada and other federal institutions held national ceremonies that honor their war heroes.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official holiday celebrated in the United States that honors those who have served in the US Armed Forces. Similar to Remembrance Day, this holiday serves to remember all of our veterans.

Veterans are persons who have experience or a person who has had a long service in one particular occupation or field.

Interesting fact, Memorial Day and Veterans Day are not the same, in Veterans Day we celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans and in Memorial Day we remember the men and women who fallen while serving.

We all have our personal heroes, men and women who have fought different battles, wars, or troubles. This November 11th let’s take a minute, stop and remember all of our heroes. Either by sending flowers, attending parades or simply remembering all the sacrifices they have done for us. In Sani Dental Group case, we want you to spend time with your family and friends, our dental clinic wants you to create memories and joy.