Sunday, November 14, 2010

Armistice day

Edit - just discovered this hadn't been posted, blogger's scheduling doesn't always work.  It was meant to go live on 11th November.

It's Armistice day today.  No real post, just a quick question - do other countries also use the poppys and do you all observe Armistice Day and the 2 minute silence?

2 comments:

odditycollector said...

In Canada, we have Remembrance Day on 11/11, we're meant to take a minute of silence at 11 am, and we wear poppies in the days leading up to it. In fact, I was surprised when I learned other countries also use poppies, it's sold here as a rather cdn thing.

LissBirds said...

it's Veteran's Day here, where we honor those in the military. We don't have a minute of silence, but that would be a good idea, becuase as it stands now, we all get a day off from work and retail stores use that as an excuse for sales on matresses and whatnot. Same is true of Memorial Day.

The Salvation Army used to give out silk poppies if you gave a donation, but I'm not sure if they do that anymore...