(Quiz on Remembrance
On November 11, Canadians honour the men and women who
were killed in two World Wars, the Korean War and United Nations Peace
Keeping Missions. All across Canada, people observe or take part in
ceremonies to show their respect. These ceremonies take place at cenotaphs
and war memorials in towns and cities throughout Canada. At 11:00 A.M.,
people observe two minutes of silence to remember those who served Canada in
times of war.
Approximately two weeks before Remembrance Day, people
wear red poppies to show that they have not forgotten the brave Canadians
who died. Poppies grew in fields where many soldiers were killed. During
World War 1, Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian army doctor, wrote a famous
poem called "In
Flanders Fields." When he saw the poppies blooming around the soldiers'
graves, he was inspired to write this poem.
From November 5-11, the Government of Canada will mark
Veterans' Week 2006 with events and activities across the country. With this
year's theme, "Share the Story," Canadians, especially youth, will be
encouraged to learn more about Canada's Veterans, to reflect on the service
and sacrifice of any Veterans, and to share their thoughts on remembrance
with their peers and families.
On Saturday, November 11, you can watch the ceremonies on
television or attend a service in your community.
To read more about Remembrance Day, go to the following
Remembrance Day Links
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