Tag Archives: Remembrance Day

REMEMBRANCE DAY: THE D-DAY DARLINGS PAY TRIBUTE

Music has helped both civilians and troops get through wars.

HISTORY SHARE: THEIR FINAL RESTING PLACES

The Soldier If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body […]

REMEMBER THEM ON THIS REMEMBRANCE DAY

It is now one hundred years since the guns of WW I ceased fire. Sadly, the war to end all wars did not end all wars. So, in remembering those who fell (on both sides), and those whose lives were devastated by their falling (on both sides), pray that the world begins to put more […]

REMEMBRANCE DAY

That’s me, in 1964, by the grave of an uncle I never met. My father, and five more uncles (two paternal, three maternal) returned from WW II, but Andrew Stewart Duke was killed in a military accident and lies in Brookwood Military Cemetery in England. Another uncle, Daniel Harrison, died when his bomber went down […]

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2014

“In Flanders Fields” is one poem many people know by heart. Penned by a Canadian doctor and poet serving in Europe in WW I, it first appeared in the December 1915 edition of Punch magazine. It was written to commemorate the death of a friend, but Lt. Col. John MacCrae did not survive the Great […]

HISTORIC NOVEMBER CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS

Here are some November celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. All Saints’ Day (November 1st, Traditional Christian Communities worldwide) Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) (November 1st & 2nd, Mexico) Ashura (November 3rd, Muslim Communities worldwide) Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th, UK & Commonwealth) Remembrance Day (November 11th, Europe, UK […]

LEST WE FORGET

“You are young … time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions.” – Plato Plato was right. When I was a teen-ager (and knew everything) I wore a peace medal to protest what was happening in Vietnam and thought Remembrance Day services simply “glorified war” at a time everyone should have focused on […]

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’ # 3

Some Remembrance Day book recommendations. Young Children Proud As A Peacock, Brave As A Lion by Jane Barclay Primary Children The Poppy Lady by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh (Inter-Library Loan) Older Children In Flanders Fields: by Linda Granfield

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