Remembrance Day and Veterans Day from
Songs 4 Teachers
Remembrance Day is November 11th in
Canada. It is called Veterans Day in the U.S. and is also
celebrated on November 11th.
Remembrance Day Songs and Poems for Children - Free to download
You Know Where I Find Peace?
A song of peace for all children
A poem about peace
Are Proud Canadians
A song for Canadian kids...
For all the kids in the USA - a song
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Remembrance Day Facts -
Remembrance Day commemorates Canadians
who died in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.
It is held
every November 11.
The first Remembrance Day was conducted
in 1919 throughout the Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, it
commemorated the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918 at
11 a.m.: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
From 1923 to 1931, Armistice Day was held
on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. Thanksgiving was also
celebrated on this day.
In 1931, M.P. Allan Neill introduced a
bill to hold Armistice Day on a fixed day - November 11. During the bill's
introduction, it was decided the word "Remembrance" would be used
instead of "Armistice". The bill passed and Remembrance Day was
conducted on November 11, 1931. Thanksgiving Day was moved to October 12
The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance
Day. Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to raise money
for needy veterans.
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields -
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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