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Saturday, November 10, 2007

On Remembrance Day, Canadians honor fallen heroes and heroines. On November 11, 1918 at 11 o’clock a.m. World War I came to an end. A peace document was drawn up, called an armistice, which comes from Latin words meaning "arms (or weapons) stand still." November 11 was known as Armistice Day until 1931 when the Canadian Parliament changed the name to Remembrance Day.

Every November 11 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) Canadians remember those who died during the First and Second World Wars, in Korea, and in Vietnam.

Find out what Canadians do on this special patriotic day. If possible, talk with veterans of these wars. How do other countries observe similar holidays, such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

Article from: Crayola
At Crayola, they encourage the kids to make a triptych, a 3-panel paper display. You can see the picture here.

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In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
(1872-1918) Canadian Army
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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Did you know that the author had thrown this poem away?
He was dissatisfied with it...
Click here to read the details.

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The November 11th Remembrance poppy picture at the top of this post is a free printable that I found. There is also a patriotic coloring book, as well as a lot of other cool stuff for kids.
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Have YOU ever wondered how YOU can support the troops in Iraq?
There are many websites that allow YOU to send words of encouragement,
gifts and cards and even "adopt" a soldier.

Please click here for a list of links.
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