Friday, 11 November 2011

Remembrance Day 2011

We learned about Remembrance Day today, as Class 4T gave their assembly.  It helped us understand why we wear a red poppy and also why we hold a 2 minute silence at 11 minutes past 11.00 am, on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year.

Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. It used to be called Armistice Day, but was renamed in WWII.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.