Today is Remembrance Day, a day where Canadians remember “the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. It is observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when the hostilities of World War I officially ended.
On November 1st we start wearing red poppies on our coats in honour of Remembrance Day.
Memorial ceremonies are held throughout HRM in Halifax. The closest to me is held in the Grand Parade in downtown Halifax, and begins at 11am. Most stores in the city are closed in observance of the day.
My maternal grandfather fought in World War II, so he’s never far from my thoughts on this day.