On November 11th, our school will gather for our annual Remembrance Day Assembly. Students have prepared to perform songs, drama and poems to commemorate this solemn occasion. Students will share with us the meaning of the day. Our assembly will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, November 11th. Parents, guardians and family members are welcome to join us. All children will be given a poppy to wear. We ask, if possible that they dress in black.
Across Canada, and in many other countries, people gather on November 11 to honour the courage and devotion of brave men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. The First World War ended on November 11, 1918, at 11:00 a.m. the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
The following year marked the first observance of a day to remember and honour those who died, as well as to give thanks for the sacrifices of those who came back from serving their country.
Since then, Canadians have fought in other wars and conflicts and many have given their lives so that we might enjoy freedom today. They too should be remembered.