Armistice Day is a public holiday in New Caledonia, honouring the memory of those who served and died in World War I.
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Even though this war took place over 100 years ago on the other side of the world, people strive to remember its importance and ensure it will never truly be “the forgotten war”.
So deep is the French heritage in New Caledonia that nearly all holidays of France are also New Caledonia holidays. That’s in spite of the fact that New Caledonia is now an independent nation.
Some will lay poppies on the graves of World War I soldiers who died in combat on this day. And there are also speeches and history lessons given by certain clubs and organisations dedicated to making the memory of World War I veterans and casualties live on.