On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War 1 officially ended when an agreement (known as an armistice) was signed by Germany and the Allies. This date is known as Armistice Day, and is still commemorated each year when people wear paper poppies to remember those who fought and died in conflicts around the world – the pretty red flowers were the only things that grew on the bloody battlefields of Western Europe.
National War Monument
Provincial War Memorials
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Animals in War
Canadian Women in War
Black Canadians in War
In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
The Last Post
Two Minutes of Silence
The two-minute silence is observed at 11am on November 11 each year – that’s the (passing of the) eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The day itself is known as Armistice Day – or Remembrance Day. The silence is a time for people to remember those who lost their lives in conflict.
In your opinion, do you think we should still observe the 2 minutes of silence? Explain your answer both before and after watching the next video.
Terry Kelly - Pittance of Time
Reveille/Rouse is the first call sounded in the morning and is used as a wake up call. During the ceremony, it is played to signify the resurrection of the spirit of the fallen.
In your opinion, do you think it is still important to play the Rouse? Explain your answer.
You have been commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint to design a new commemorative coin for Remembrance Day... make a design of your coin and explain why you chose that design.