Remembrance Day and Veterans Day from Songs 4 Teachers 


Remembrance Day is November 11th in Canada. It is called Veterans Day in the U.S. and is also celebrated on November 11th.

Remembrance Day Songs and Poems for Children - Free to download

*Do You Know Where I Find Peace?
A song of peace for all children

*Peace Is Not
A poem about peace

*We Are Proud Canadians
A song for Canadian kids...

*The American Way
For all the kids in the USA - a song

Teacher Resources @ Sites for Teachers

Remembrance Day Facts - Canada

  • Remembrance Day commemorates Canadians who died in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. 
    It is held every November 11.

  • The first Remembrance Day was conducted in 1919 throughout the Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, it commemorated the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m.: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

  • From 1923 to 1931, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. Thanksgiving was also celebrated on this day.

  • In 1931, M.P. Allan Neill introduced a bill to hold Armistice Day on a fixed day - November 11. During the bill's introduction, it was decided the word "Remembrance" would be used instead of "Armistice". The bill passed and Remembrance Day was conducted on November 11, 1931. Thanksgiving Day was moved to October 12 that year.

  • The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to raise money for needy veterans.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields - John McCrae

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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