Toyota on the Trail is Closed for Remembrance Day
As we mentioned before, history is important to remember and celebrate. We wouldn’t be here without the help and support of those that came before us. Today, we pause to think of the men and women who have served and continue to serve Canada. We call this day Remembrance Day. It is an opportunity to take a day out of our busy schedule to think about those who have made sacrifices so that we may have the freedoms we have. Today Toyota on the Trail is closed for Remembrance Day so we’re going to take a look at where this day originated.
Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 but at the time, it was called Armistice Day . It was a day to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. Now the eleventh day of the eleventh month is always Remembrance Day. Every year on this day, Canadians pause for a moment of silence to honour those who have served and continue to serve. We use the poppy as the symbol of Remembrance Day. The Poppy Campaign is one of the Royal Canadian Legion’s most important programs. It raises money for Veterans in financial distress and it helps fund medical equipment, medical research, home services, long term care facilities and more.
Remembrance Day is now a federal holiday. There is a national ceremony every year at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. It is attended by the Prime Minister, other government officials, representatives of Veteran’s organizations, diplomatic representatives, other dignitaries, Veterans as well as the general public.
Here at Toyota on the Trail we recognize the importance of celebrating Remembrance Day and so we are closed on that day each year. We think it is an important day to reflect and show our appreciation of those who have served and are currently serving our country. We will be back to normal business hours on November 12th. Visit us then to see what new Toyota vehicles we have for you!