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NEWS: Iqaluit November 09, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Photo: Remembrance Day commemorations at Joamie School

SAMANTHA DAWSON
Students at Iqaluit's Joamie School sing and read poems to mark Remembrance Day in a ceremony held Nov. 9 in the school gym, where they were joined by family members and school staff. Students pinned poppies onto a cross and observed a moment of silence. Remembrance Day is observed Nov. 11  to remember the sacrifices of those who died in war, and recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended
Students at Iqaluit's Joamie School sing and read poems to mark Remembrance Day in a ceremony held Nov. 9 in the school gym, where they were joined by family members and school staff. Students pinned poppies onto a cross and observed a moment of silence. Remembrance Day is observed Nov. 11 to remember the sacrifices of those who died in war, and 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." Remembrance Day commemorations take place in Iqaluit Nov. 11 at the Cadet Hall where doors open at 10:45 a.m., in Cambridge Bay at the Luke Novoligak community hall where doors open at 10:30 a.m. and in other communities across the North. Remembrance Day is a statutory holiday in Nunavut, which means all government offices and most businesses will close Nov. 12. But it's not a statutory holiday in Quebec or Ontario, although in Ontario, employers have the option of giving Remembrance Day or an alternate day off. In Nunavik, regional organizations will also take a holiday Nov. 12 to also commemorate the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Nunatsiaq News will not be updating the Nunatsiaqonline.ca website on Nov. 12. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)

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