Remembrance Day commemorates the sacrifices of people in all armed conflicts.Remembrance Day is a public holiday in some areas (see list below), where it is a day off and schools and most businesses are closed.The military parades held on November 11 are also symbolic of Remembrance Day.Note: timeanddate.com's article on Remembrance Day is a general information article only.World War I was a massive conflict was played out over the whole globe, but particularly in Europe, where troops from Canada supported the Allied forces.World War I resulted in the loss of huge numbers of lives amongst both civilians and military personnel. The war left great emotional scars in the servicemen, who had experienced it, and in the communities, whose sons, brothers, fathers, uncles and even grandfathers had died.The federal government recognizes Remembrance Day in the Holidays Act as a national holiday, but not all provinces treat it as a paid statutory holiday. Manitoba retail business is prohibited between 9am and 1pm on Remembrance Day, with exception to professional health services, goods or services relating to: Remembrance Day is not a general holiday under Manitoba's labour legislation but most industries in Manitoba are not allowed to operate that day, with some specified exceptions.In Ontario, some employers give their employees a holiday on Remembrance Day, but they are not required to do so under the (ESA).
Other symbols of Remembrance Day are the war memorials, which are often near the geographical center of communities.
Red poppies symbolize the memory of those who died and white poppies campaigns for non-military interventions in conflict situations.
On November 11, special church services are organized.
Members of the Regular Force serve full time protecting Canada and defending our sovereignty.
They contribute to international peace and security, and work with the United States to defend North America.Similar services and events are held throughout Canada.