Poland celebrates National Independence Day. Polish Independence Day commemorates the re-establishment of the state of Poland at the end of World War I in 1918. Poland ceased to exist for 123 years until the end of World War I. Ceremonious gatherings and parades are held in Polish towns and cities, including at Pilsudski Square in Warsaw. Many houses, buildings, buses and trams display Polish flags on Independence Day. Today is a Remembrance Day. It is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states 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 1919In Britain, it is tradition to pause for a two minute silence at 11am on November 11 to remember those killed in the two world wars. People stop work to observe a moment of silence at 11am on November 11, which is the time and date when hostilities formally ended after more than four years of battle during World War I. This day is also called the Poppy Day, due to the custom of wearing artificial poppies pinned to clothes as a sign of memory on that day. These poppies are sold by The British Royal Legion, and the proceeds go to veterans.As shared at last night’s Festival of Remembrance, this quote embodies the sacrifice of those that serve:“When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today”804Liczba odbiorców77AktywnośćPromuj post