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What do we remember on Poppy Day?. So we remember the people who died fighting wars for their country. It started with the First World War over 100 years ago. Here you can see what it was like fighting a war at that time. There have been lots of wars over the last 100 years.

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So we remember the people who died fighting wars for their country.

It started with the First World War over 100 years ago. Here you can see what it was like fighting a war at that time.

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There have been lots of wars over the last 100 years.

On Remembrance Day we remember all those who died in those wars so that we won’t forget how brave they were.

how do we remember the dead on poppy day
How do we remember the dead on Poppy day?

We wear poppies to remember the dead because of a poem that was written nearly 100 years ago.

but why do we wear a poppy
But why do we wear a poppy?

During the First World War, red poppies were the plants to spring up in the battlefields of northern France and Belgium.

The soil there allowed the poppy to grow when not much else would grow in the churned up mud.

The sight of the new growth and life of the red poppy provided a strong contrast to the death of war.

how we remember the dead on poppy day
How we remember the dead on Poppy Day

By listening to special music

By laying a wreath at a local memorial

The queen and world leaders go to the Cenotaph

By keeping quiet during the two-minute silence.

so why this sunday in november
So why this Sunday in November?

The guns fell silent at the end of the First World War at a time that we use today for our two-minute silence. It was

11 o’clock on the 11th of November 1918.

We remember this as the :

eleventh hour of the

eleventh day

eleventh month

your family might remember relatives who lost their lives in a war
Your family might remember relatives who lost their lives in a war

Or who survived to tell you about it.

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  • Scholastic Canada for permission to reproduce images from A poppy is to Remember Heather Patterson and Ron Lightburn,ISBN 0-439-96786-4 HC 32 pages Ages 5 to 9