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Armistice Day


Saturday, 11 November 2017


Commemorates the end of World War 1 in 1918. This took place at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. People often wear poppies around this time to remember the dead. The central element of Remembrance Day ceremonies is the one minute silence. A Canadian army doctor, Lt Col John McCrae, wrote a famous poem about the poppies that grew in battlefields where soldiers died - In Flanders Field.

In the classroom: Grow wild flowers in the school garden. See if you can grow poppies. Learn more about World War I and in particular how it impacted on Ireland.

Remembrance Day in Britain

Why do people wear poppies?

Read In Flanders Field

Scoilnet World War I themepage


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