Why Remembrance Day Started


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A comic strip that explains to Year 5 students why Remembrance Day started.

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  • Remembrance Day marks the day WWI ended. At 11am on the 11th of the 11th month (November) there is a 2 minute silence.
  • It includes ceremonies at war memorials and churches for the people who died in WWI, WWII, the Falklands War, The Gulf War and the deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • The first 2 minute silence in Britain was on the 11th of November 1919 a year after WWI ended. King George V(the fifth) asked everyone that at 11am they would be silent for 2 minutes.
  • The thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on respecting the remembrance of the glorious dead.
  • The Royal Family and top politicians go to The Cenotaph (a war memorial) in Whitehall, London for a memorial service
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