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  • 1. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare.
  • 2. What is Remembrance Day?Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those  men  and  women  who  were  killed  during  the  two  World  Wars  and  other conflicts.  At  one  time  the  day  was  known  as Armistice Day and  was  renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.
  • 3. Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday  nearest  to  11  November.  Special  services  are  held  at  war  memorials  and churches all over Britain.At  11am  on  each  Remembrance  Sunday  a  two  minute  silence  is  observed  at  war memorials and other public spaces across the UK.
  • 4. A  national  ceremony  takes  place  at  the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The Queen lays the first wreath at the Cenotaph. Wreaths are  laid  beside  war  memorials  by  companies,  clubs  and  societies.  People  also  leave small wooden crosses by  the  memorials  in remembrance of a family member who died  in war.
  • 5. Why a Poppy?During the war, there was complete devastation. Buildings, roads, trees and the natural life simply disappeared. Only one living thing survived: Poppies. They flowered each year with the coming of the warm weather bringing life, hope, colour and reassurance to those still fighting.
  • 6. Poppies  only  flower  in  rooted  up  soil.  Their  seeds  can  lay  in  the  ground  for years  without  germinating  and  only  grow  after  the  ground  has  been disturbed.
  • 7. In  1918,  Moira  Michael,  an  American,  wrote  the  poem  ‘We shall keep the faith’  in which  she  promised  towear  a  poppy  in  honour  of  the  dead.  And  this  began  the tradition.
  • 8. POEMS AND SONGS FOR REMEMBRANCE DAYIn Flanders Fields by  John McCraeWe Shall Keep the Faith by Moira Michael