FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2016 43 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2018 43 905-985-8461 462 Paxton St., Port Perry 905-985-8484 Email: Direct and Text: 905-718-2933 Office: 905-985-9777 Grant Lucas Sales Representative, ABR, SRS, SRES Thank you for our freedom. 1918 - 2018 905-985-0439 162 Reach Industrial Park Port Perry RUST CONTROL We salute our veterans and those who serve. LEST WE FORGET. Remembering and Honouring our Heroes. 172 North Port Rd., Port Perry 905-985-9425 • Float Service • Hydrovac • Farm Water Haulage • LFS Rock 3976 Highway 7A, Nestleton Station 905-986-5620 WE HONOUR ALL WHO SERVED. 12 Water Street, Port Perry 905-985-7878 Marigold Travel The staff at will remember. 11•11•11 PORT PERRY AUTO SUPPLY 16050 Old Simcoe Rd., Unit #1, Port Perry 905-985-8481 ® thankful WE ARE thankful WE ARE thankful FOR YOUR SERVICE thankful FOR YOUR SERVICE thankful Showroom: 60 Vanedward Dr., #7, Port Perry 905-985-0075 Thank You for Our Freedom. 1831 Scugog Street Highway 7A, Port Perry 905-982-2087 Mari-Ann Britt, DD DENTURE CLINIC WE REMEMBER AND WE THANK YOU. 1 2 3 4 5 REMEMBRANCE DAY FACTS Canada is far from alone in celebrating Remembrance Day. Throughout the Commonwealth, it’s marked with one or two minutes of silence, although in some of those countries, like the U.K., it takes place on the second Sunday of the month. Outside the Commonwealth, there are many variations on the day: in France, it’s Armistice Day; in the U.S., it’s Veterans Day; in Poland, Independence Day. The day initially was intended to commemorate the Armistice of Compiègne, an agreement between the Allies and Germany which marked victory for the former and the defeat of the latter. The terms: cessation of fighting, withdrawal of German troops, exchange of prisoners and a promise of reparations. The name changed to Remembrance Day in 1931 following a bill introduced by Progressive MP Alan Neill. The Armistice of Compiègne was actually signed on the 11th of November, 1918 at 5 a.m., not 11 a.m. But according to the terms of the accord, peace didn’t come into effect until six hours later – at the famous 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. The “Last Post” originally signalled the end of the day. The familiar Remembrance Day bugle call was used in the British Army to indicate that all the sentry posts in a camp had been inspected and to signal to any soldiers remaining on the battlefield that the fighting was over for the day. According to Veterans Affairs Canada, in Remembrance Day ceremonies it now symbolizes death. Most people don poppies about two weeks before Remembrance Day. But you shouldn’t be sporting them in the days afterwards. The poppy is actually supposed to be left on the tomb at the place where the ceremony is held, a final sign of respect for the fallen soldiers who never came home. Or they can be worn for the remainder of the day. But once November 12th comes, the poppies should be gone.