Many people wear artificial poppies on their clothes in the weeks before Remembrance Day. Red poppies symbolize the memory of those who died and white poppies campaigns for non-military interventions in conflict situations. On November 11, special church services are organized. These often include the playing of "The Last Post", a reading of the fourth verse of the 'Ode of Remembrance' and two minutes of silence at 11:00am. After the service, wreaths are laid at local war memorials.
The official Canadian national ceremonies are held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, and follow a strict protocol. A service is held and wreaths are laid by armed services representatives.
Similar services and events are held throughout Canada.
Lest we forget our fallen men and woman who fought so hard for us.