The importance of Remembrance Day is instilled in Canadian youth at a young age. We learn about Canada’s role in the World Wars, why the date of November 11th is so important, and what the symbol of the red poppy is. As children, many of us took part in ceremonies at school as well as attended with our families, ones held within our communities. Every year on November 11th I would bundle myself up in coats, toques and mitts and head to our Civic Centre to listen to the stories, salute the Veterans and watch the parade of wreaths be laid. After the ceremony inside was over we would head outside to the cenotaph and watch the parade of which my Dad and brother, along with their scout group were often part of. We would stand in silence at eleven o’clock to remember those who have fought for our great nation.