Remembrance Day Parade

Date: Nov 13, 2016
 
Malta will join the rest of the Commonwealth countries in commemorating Remembrance Day with a Mass at St John’s Co Cathedral and a ceremony at the War Monument in Floriana.
 
The AFM will be mounting a guard of honour in front of St. John’s Co-Cathedral and paying respect for those perished at the foot of the Cenotaph in Floriana where wreaths will be placed by Malta’s highest authorities.
 
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on 7 November 1919 as a day of remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I. The red remembrance poppy has 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.