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November 6, 2011

Veteran's Day is Celebrated on November 11th each year...

Veteran's Day also know as Remembrance Day.

The orange rose is a symbol of remembrance.

The emotional impact of the Vietnam War Memorial cannot be overstated
and it is a great challenge to capture on film. This picture speaks for itself
and the roses speak for us all.

The Orange rose symbolizes an expression of pride and amazement of great achievements in someone's life. A bouquet of orange roses would be appropriate for a graduate or to commemorate a promotion and express sincere appreciation for someones accomplishments. Therefor the orange rose is often the "Rose of Remembrance" and is given to family members of those who have passed on as well as laid at memorial and burial sites as a gift of great respect, admiration and to never be forgotten.
Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

The "Ode of Remembrance" is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon's "For the Fallen", which was first published in The Times in September 1914.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

FranceArmistice day is celebrated in France. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compi├Ęgne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."

We will remember them.
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