Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. King George V dedicated the memorial as a day of remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed in WW I.
We’ve since added many more people to our list of remembrance. Veterans Affairs Canada states that the date is of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.
Remembrance Day provides us with an opportunity to contemplate those who give their lives in war. The war dead usually refers to military personnel who die in the midst of defending their nation or the values of an ally nation.