On the 11th Of November is Remembrance Day. The following provides Remembrance Day Templates and FREE Printables that will help you commemorate Remembrance Day at your service and can also be included in the curriculum for children.
On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minute’s silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.
At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted the allied terms of unconditional surrender.
The conflict had mobilised over 70 million people, left between 9 and 13 million dead, and as many as one third of these with no grave.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. It became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.
Originally known as Armistice Day, it was renamed Remembrance Day after World War Two to commemorate those who were killed in both World Wars.
Today the loss of Australian lives from all wars and conflicts is commemorated on Remembrance Day.
Remembering Soldiers Cut and Paste
Remembering Soldiers Cut and Paste is an activity that enables children to commemorate soldiers by cutting and pasting poppies around each silhouette image.