Remembrance Day is November 11th and Remembrance Sunday is the closest Sunday to the 11th.
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Remembrance Day Facts For Kids
Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War. On Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. The first Remembrance Day was observed on November 11, 1931.
Every year on November 11 at 11 am, there is a minute of silence to honor and remember the men and women who have served. And continue to serve during times of war, conflict, and peace.
The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day.
Most of the Commonwealth member states, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, observe the tradition of Remembrance Day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Many nations that are not members of the Commonwealth also observe Remembrance Day on November 11. Including France, Belgium, and Poland.
The United States used to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11. However, in 1954 they changed the name to Veterans Day (it is still celebrated on November 11th).
The word ‘armistice’ means a truce or peace arrangement. It comes from the Latin word ‘arma’. Meaning arms and ‘stitium’, meaning ‘a stopping’, giving us the meaning: to put down your arms (weapons).
World War I was the first armed conflict where aircraft were used.
The conditions in WWI trenches were so horrifying that they gave their name to numerous ailments that occurred there. These include: ‘Trench Foot’ (a fungal foot infection). ‘Trench Nephritis’ (inflammation of the kidneys), and ‘Trench Fever’ (a painful infection caused by lice).
Engage kids in a heartwarming Remembrance Day activity with easy-to-make melted wax poppies.
By using crayon shavings, wax paper, buttons, and pipe cleaners, children can craft beautiful poppies for various purposes, such as creating displays, wreaths, or even poppy brooches, all while remembering and honoring loved ones.
This creative project offers a meaningful way to teach children about remembrance and encourage their artistic expression.
Get ready for Remembrance Day with delightful and versatile puffy tissue paper poppies craft suitable for all ages. This engaging activity allows toddlers and preschoolers to crumple tissue paper, while older kids can twist it around a pencil to create tufts.
The process is not only a wonderful sensory experience but also reinforces fine motor skills and creativity. Using minimal supplies like tissue paper, a paper plate, scissors, and glue, kids can craft beautiful poppies to honor this significant day.