Saturday, November 17, 2007

Remembrance Day @ Labuan Memorial Park

Remembrance Day. Click here for better quality view.
Canon EOS 40D. EXIF: ISO 125, 1/800s, f/4.5, 31mm.

Remembrance Day is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It's an annual event which is held on the 11th hour, 11th day of the 11th month of the year. At Labuan World War II Memorial Park, it is to commemorate 4,000 Australian, New Zealand, and British Allied servicemen who had lost their lives during the occupation of the Japanese at Labuan (which was renamed as Maida Island by the Japanese at that time).

Wreath of artificial poppies, as symbol of remembrance, was placed onto one of the soldier's memorial plate. Poppy is worn on lapel as shown of remembrance too.

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