Team Munzee would like to acknowledge several worldwide holidays taking place at the end of this week to remember and honor members of armed forces. In the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth of Nations, November 11 is Remembrance Day. This memorial day has been in place since the end of World War 1 in 1918 and serves as a time to remember those members of armed forces who have fallen in battle. The observance is signified by a single red poppy, due in part to their brilliant red color as a symbol for the blood spilled in the war. To remember the fallen, Munzee is placing a sea of red poppies on the map as special bouncing icons. In the United States and other Nations, other special services are performed on or around the 11th. Veterans Day in the United States honors individuals who have served, or currently serve, in all branches of the Armed Forces. Our team is particularly proud to honor our co-founder, Scott Foster, for his time served in the United States Air Force. Scott was stationed at the Royal Air Force Base in Lakenheath England during his active duty.
To honor and remember all members of the armed forces, here are the details about the Munzee special icon and badge. 1918 Poppy Icons will bounce around the Munzee map every 4 hours, or upon capture. A single capture will earn the Remembrance badge. The poppies will appear on regular “greenies” only, and are only able to be captured by one player before bouncing to the next Munzee. For premium members, the “only expiring munzees” advanced filter will show the poppy in app. Premium members also remember to setup “alerts” in the app on the side menu to receive alerts when an expiring special lands nearby. The host munzee and capturer will both receive 11 points. This special remembrance and veteran’s memorial munzee will appear from November 9 @ 11:00 until November 15 @ 23:59, all times CST (MHQ).
We honor and remember those who have served in armed forces worldwide and appreciate the sacrifice made by the soldiers, their families, and loved ones. May peace one day reign, but until then, God bless those in uniform and keep them safe during their service.