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  1. 1. Remembrance day
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Why poppies? page 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Flanders’ Field page 4 </li></ul><ul><li>The First World War page 6 </li></ul><ul><li>First World War Soldier page 7 </li></ul><ul><li>War Memorials page 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary page 12 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do we wear poppies in November? We wear poppies to remember all those people who died in wars. This started after the First World War. The date of 11th November was chosen to be Remembrance Day as it was on that day in 1918 that the First World War ended. It is also called Armistice Day.
  4. 4. Flanders’ Field <ul><li>During the First World War, a doctor called John McCrae wrote a poem called &quot;In Flanders' Field&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Flanders is the name of the western part of Belgium. </li></ul><ul><li>John McCrae was upset because a friend had died and he wrote the poem after seeing all the poppies in the fields. </li></ul><ul><li>It was because of this poem that people wear poppies on Remembrance Day. </li></ul>John McCrae
  5. 5. In Flanders’ Fields <ul><li>In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. </li></ul><ul><li>We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The First World War <ul><li>The First World War started in 1914. It lasted for 4 years. More than 8 million people died. </li></ul><ul><li>This is where some of the soldiers who died in Belgium are buried. </li></ul>
  7. 7. First World War Soldier <ul><li>George Lester was born in Huyton. </li></ul><ul><li>He lived in Wood Lane. </li></ul><ul><li>He joined the Lancashire Fusiliers as a private and died in 1915 fighting at the Battle of Gallipoli. </li></ul><ul><li>He was only 19 years old. </li></ul>
  8. 8. War memorials On the Sunday nearest to 11 th November, people gather at war memorials and hold a service to remember all those who died in wars. The war memorial in London is called the Cenotaph. It was built to commemorate the Armistice. It is still used for Remembrance Day ceremonies.
  9. 9. War memorials <ul><li>Most villages and towns have a war memorial. </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a war memorial near you? </li></ul>
  10. 10. War memorials <ul><li>Some war memorials have the names of people who died on them. </li></ul><ul><li>They can also tell you which war they died in. </li></ul><ul><li>Some war memorials do not have names on. </li></ul>This is a war memorial in Prescot.
  11. 11. This is the war memorial in Huyton Village. It lists all the names of those men from Huyton who died in the First World War. George’s name is on the memorial so that people can remember him. War memorial in Huyton Village Can you find George’s name?
  12. 12. Glossary <ul><li>armistice an agreement to stop fighting, truce, ceasefire </li></ul><ul><li>Cenotaph empty tomb </li></ul><ul><li>commemorate to remember and honour in a ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>ceremony set of actions repeated every year </li></ul><ul><li>memorial something that keeps a memory alive </li></ul><ul><li>remembrance the memory of a person or event </li></ul>