We observe Remembrance Day here in Canada on November 11th. It's a time to honour and remember all those people who fought (or who are fighting) for our freedom.
My FIL Jack was in the 1st Canadian Armoured Division. He served in the 2nd World War from 1942-1945 as a gunner in a Sherman tank. When Jack passed away in 2007, my husband got his first tattoo the following year in memory of his Dad. (Coincidently, Jack's birthday was November 11th...)
Here are a couple of links to videos that better express the importance of this day:
Love this cross stitch (pattern can be found here)... I'll have to add it to my "wish list".