Ottawa, 12 November 2022 (TDI): Ambassador Zaheer Janjua, the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada attended the Remembrance Day ceremony along with the members of the diplomatic corp in Ottawa.

The ceremony was held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, on 11 November. On this day, commemorations in remembrance of those who gave their lives for their country are observed by millions of people throughout the world.

Ceremonies are held in churches, cenotaphs, and war memorials, internationally. When school bells ring and people in offices stop working, it serves as a reminder for everyone to take a moment to remember those who have passed away.

Attending memorial services are members of the government, politicians, the armed forces, as well as local groups.

History of the Remembrance Day 

Since the end of the First World War, Commonwealth member states have observed Remembrance Day to remember military personnel who have died while performing their duties. Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day.

In many non-Commonwealth nations, the day is also observed with war remembrances, continuing a tradition started by King George V in 1919. It is observed on November 11 in the majority of nations to commemorate the end of First World War hostilities.

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The armistice that was signed between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning by representatives of Germany and the Entente declared the end of hostilities to be “at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

Along these lines, on June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was officially signed, formally bringing an end to the First World War. The terms of peace between Germany and the victorious Allies were set forth in the Treaty of Versailles.

It was signed at the Palace of Versailles in Paris. The Treaty of Versailles charged Germany with instigating the conflict and imposed severe punishments on the country, including territory loss, sizable reparations payments, and demilitarisation.