remembrance day next month

Remembrance Day in 1919 London, England

Toronto. As a kid in grade school we held a special remembrance each November 11th. The ritual was emphasized in high school with Vimy Ridge models, the ‘In Flanders Fields’ poem, minute of silence, pin-on poppy, etc.

George Dunbar spotted this original celebration in 1919 London, England in the BBC History Magazine for November 2009. What excitement! What relief!

Once again, we are shown the impact of photography on the world. A painting or drawing would be difficult to use to convey the feelings of the first year of the Great War Remembrance Day.

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