Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is observed by members of the British Commonwealth since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is  observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of First World War on that date in 1918.

41st Combat Engineers Honour Guard

The story of the Vimy Flute
The story of this oak flute begins at Vimy Ridge itself, where Canadian soldier Lt. Leslie Miller collected oak acorns in 1917 from the desolate, shell-scarred landscape, searching for a symbol of life or hope amid the carnage.
After the war, Miller planted the seeds in his hometown of Scarborough, Ont., where they grew into a small grove of nine trees known today as the Vimy Oaks.
When Mullens heard of their existence, he arranged for Ontario craftsman Stephen Rensink to fashion a flute from their sturdy deadfall as a personal act of remembrance — not just for the Vimy fallen, but for three fellow soldiers he knew who lost their lives in Afghanistan