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Canadian Crosses

The Field of Remembrance is a memorial garden organised annually by the Royal British Legion in Westminster. The Field of Remembrance was first held in 1928, organised by George Arthur Howson, an officer in the British Army in the First World War and founder and chairman of the Royal British Legion Poppy Factory.

 

Crosses planted to remember Canadian forces whom have fallen to protect the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

Armistice Day (which overlaps with Remembrance Day and Veterans Day) is celebrated every year on 11 November to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.

 

After World War II, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in the United States and to Remembrance Day in the countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

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Taken on November 11, 2012