Remembrance Day is observed to be organized to commemorate the ones who died in 1st World War on every year on November 11. Remembrance Day is also known as Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day. It is observed as to remember all the hostilities of 1st World War on the same date in 1918.
Remembrance Day 2004 Google Doodle also commemorates the brave soldiers participated in the World War I by releasing a simple doodle. There are so many poppy flowers which are laid on the ground. These poppy flowers represent the symbol of blood spilled by the soldiers in the war. The flowers itself speak the importance of the day.
The red poppies become the important symbol in Remembrance Dayby the song ‘In Flanders Fields’. So it is appropriate to put the red poppy in the doodle. This is considered as a price for pure dedication of soldiers for their mother nation. In Remembrance Day all soldiers are commemorated by, blessings and National Anthems. The commonwealth nations in which Remembrance Day is observed are Australia, Bermuda, Barbados, Kenya, India, New Zealand, Mauritius, United Kingdom Northern Ireland and South Africa.All commonwealth nations participate in this Memory day as to remember all the army force members participated in World War 1. The official declaration about the ending of World War 1st is announced after signing the Treaty of Versailles on 28th June 1919.
Although the war is declared as ended on 28th June, the ending of hostiles occurred during the 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month. So considering this King George V dedicated a special day dedicated to all the army force members on 7th November. So as a respect towards the soldiers who have given their life for the nation, at the 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month all Commonwealth nations take silence period of one or two minutes.
This is considered as the time when Armistice became effective. The above custom is followed by The British, Canadian, South African and ANZAC tradition. The Remembrance Day ceremony is started with sounding of the “Last Post”. Then this is followed by silence period of 2 or 3 minutes and silence followed by the sounding of “The Rouse”. The recitation of “Ode of Remembrance” is considered as the ending of Remembrance Day ceremony. Other commonly played songs are like ‘Flowers of the Forest’, ‘My Country’, ‘O Valiant Hearts’, ‘I Vow to Thee’ and ‘Jerusalem’.