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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed since the end of the First World War to remember armed forces members who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. The common tradition includes a one- or two-minute silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (11:00 am, 11 November), as that marks the time (in the United Kingdom) when the armistice became effective.

Activity Ideas:

  • Listen to History Hit’s Battle of Britain podcast – here
  • Create a remembrance area of the garden and use for reflection
  • Print off and use our Remembrance Activity Book – here
  • Make poppies out of a pinwheel design – here
  • Make stained glass style paper poppies with our activity – here
  • Or some simple tissue paper poppies – here
  • Try knitting a poppy from a pattern – here
  • Or if you aren’t into knitting, make felt poppies – here
  • Make a poppies display or archway
  • And use our wartime song lyrics for reminiscence – here