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Remembrance day[1] Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Why We Remember Them
    • What is Remembrance Day?
  • 2. Why We Remember Them
    • Remembrance Day is a special day in November.
    • People wear a special symbol called a poppy.
    • On Remembrance Day we remember people who have suffered and died in wars
  • 3. Why We Remember Them
    • One way to find out about people who died in wars is to visit the war memorial.
    • There are names inscribed on the memorial of all the people who died in the World Wars from our area.
  • 4. The First World War
    • The First World War began in 1914
    • Millions of men joined the army and went to fight in the war
    • The conditions were terrible
  • 5. The First World War
    • Many Soldiers did not sleep for days at a time.
    • They were tired, hungry and lonely
  • 6. Women who Helped
    • Many nurses went to the battlefields to care for the soldiers who were injured.
    • Many soldiers and nurses were killed in the war.
  • 7. The End of the First War
    • War ended at 11 0’ clock in the morning on 11 th November 1918
    • Later on, people held street parties to celebrate the end of the conflict
  • 8. Why do We wear Poppies on Remembrance Day?
    • The paper poppies we wear on Remembrance day are like the real poppies that grew in the battlefields of the First World War
    • Real poppies are a beautiful bright red – but they soon die
  • 9. Why We Remember Them
    • After the battle of Somme in the First World War Soldiers returned to see the trenches covered in bright red poppies
    • This is why the red poppy became the symbol to remind of those who have gone
  • 10. Why We Remember Them
    • Do you know if someone from your family was a child in the Second World War?
    • Your Great Grandparents may have been evacuated to safer places. Many children from the cities were sent to the countryside for their protection.
    • How do you think they felt, leaving their home & family behind.
  • 11. Why We Remember Them Today
    • On Remembrance Day people go to a ceremony at their war memorial.
    • If you are members of the Badgers, Brownies or Cubs you may attend the memorial service.
    • The Queen lays a poppy wreath at the London Cenotaph. She is joined by other members of the Royal family and other senior political figures.
  • 12. Two Minutes Silence To Remember
    • At 11 0’ clock on the 11 th day of the 11 th month people stay silent for two minutes to remember.
  • 13. Why you Should Wear your Poppy with Pride
    • Now you have found out about Remembrance Day
    • You know how important the symbol of the poppy is
    • Wear your poppy with pride!