Imphal: The Imphal Campaign Foundation (ICF) WW2 on Sunday observed the Remembrance Day also known as Armistice Day, Poppy Day or VJ Day in Imphal War Cemetery, Deulahland, Imphal.
Each year, on the Second Sunday of November, members of IFC WW2 observe the day with floral tribute, in remembrance of the men and women and the armed forces that have died in the line of Duty and gave their lives in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts.
As the world has been suffering from the crisis of pandemic Coronavirus, on this very day of November 2020, ICF observed the Remembrance Day in front of the entrance gate of Imphal War Cemetery as the Cemetery has been temporarily closed for the public due to the Covid-19 maintaining strict protocol of Covid-19 SOP guidelines.
Members of ICF also observed 2 minutes silent in respect to the fallen heroes and the famous Kohima Epitaph was also read out “When you go home, Tell them of us and say, “For your tomorrow, We gave our today” during the observance.
Mention may be that November 11 is known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day. The day is observed on November 11 or the Second Sunday in November.
During the First World War, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. In many parts of the world, people observe this day for the fallen heroes who died in the line of duty during the war.
The first Remembrance Day, in Britain and the Commonwealth was held in 1919. However, Australian journalist Edward George Honey is originally thought to have proposed the idea of a two-minute silence in a letter published in the London Evening News in May 1989.