Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembrance Day

 
Today is Remembrance Day.
 
In Canada, on November 11th, we remember all the veterans that fought to make Canada the safe place it is today.
 
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It is celebrated on November 11th, because it recognizes when the hostilities of World War 1 ended on the "11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour".
 
At 11:00 am, everyone (hopefully) in Canada will stand for a moment of silence to recognize those who have served our country.
 
I'm assuming Joseph's preschool class has been discussing it because he knows an awful lot about it, which I think is fantastic. He knows what the poppy is, that it's used to help remember soldiers and that we have to be quiet for a minute.
 
They've also been singing this cute little song:
 
We Remember
(Tune of Frere Jacques)
 
We remember
We remember
On this day
On this day
Soldiers on the hillside
Soldiers on the hillside
Far away
Far away
 
At school, we had a "What is Remembrance Day" assembly for the Kindergarten and Grade 1's which was a nice way to introduce them to the concept of Remembrance Day and why we remember.
 
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At some point in my future (maybe way down the line), I'd love to head to Ottawa, the capital city of Canada to attend Remembrance Day celebrations.
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