Each year on November 11th at 11am, Canadians across the country pause for a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served or currently serve Canada. We honour those who served in the First World War, Second World War, the Korean War as well as those who have served since. Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day as it was originally called, was first observed in the British Commonwealth in 1919 to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on November 11th, 1918 at 11am – on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Poppies, a red flower that still grows in the battlefields of France and Belgium, are worn as a symbol of remembrance, serve as a reminder of natures ability to withstand the destruction of war and as a symbol of hope.

On Remembrance Day, we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country and acknowledge our responsibility to work for the peace they fought hard to achieve.

Frank Motors would like to take this time to thank all our veterans and those who are still serving in the Canadian Military.

Flanders Field
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae