Aby-a-Day – November 11: Lest We Forget (Cartoon Tuesday)

Having spent November 11th both Canada and the US, I can tell you that the holiday is celebrated a bit differently in each country. It’s more than just the different names.

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It may have to do with the fact that Canada entered WWI almost 3 years before the States and entered WWII more than two years before the States were, and as consequently had a larger percentage of its population killed and wounded in the two wars. I reckon that makes the holiday more about Remembrance and a bit less about…pre-holiday shopping.

(Click cartoon to embiggen, or you can view all cartoons in Slideshow mode on Flickr.)

2 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – November 11: Lest We Forget (Cartoon Tuesday)

  1. Did you see what they did this year for Remembrance Day in London, England? It’s amazing! The Tower of London moat has been filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each British Military man or woman who lost their lives during World War I – The Tower of London’s “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” to mark the centenary of Armistice Day, 100 years since the end of WWI. The poppies will be sold to raise money for veterans.

    There is a collection of pictures at …
    http://metro.co.uk/2014/11/11/final-poppy-planted-at-the-tower-of-londons-blood-swept-lands-and-seas-of-red-to-mark-centenary-of-armistice-day-2014-4943797/

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