Labuan Remembrance Day 2019

Remembrance Day or ‘Poppy Day’ was originated from the First World War (1914-1918), the auspicious day is to commemorate the allied serviceman, who gave their lives during the war. Red poppies are worn at ceremonies such as Anzac day and Remembrance Day. The red poppies had become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red color an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

Remembrance Day in Borneo will be observed in Labuan World War II Memorial ground. Among the significant and central elements of the Remembrance Day are the laying of wreaths, reversed arm (leaning on a weapon held upside down), the lone piper & flower of the forest, the sound of the last post and the moment of silence.

Remembrance Day has become a significant and an official calendar of event in Labuan. Every year on Sunday closest to November 11, Remembrance Day ceremony is conducted in full military tradition to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice of 3,908 war heroes from Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, India and other Commonwealth Countries.

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