Veterans Day Poem

Memorial Day Poppy & Poem Make them into pins for the kids to wear Supplies: Red Paper Sharpie Scissors Glue Safety Pins Poem: Print on a ribbon?

Every Bed of Roses: ANZAC Day - an Ode to the Fallen and a list of ANZAC resources for you

Every Bed of Roses: ANZAC Day - an Ode to the Fallen - plus lots of links to extra ANZAC activities

There’s history behind the meaning of the poppy. The practice of wearing poppies takes its origin from the poem, “In Flanders Fields 1915” written by Lieut. Col. John McCrae. He was a member of the first Canada contingent and died in France in 1918 after four years of service on the western front. Many American soldiers died and were buried in fields covered with red

Storytime Standouts looks at a Remembrance Day resource for young children, A Poppy Is to Remember by Heather Patterson and Ron Lightburn

In the 1930s, after the Battle of Gallipoli, President Ataturk received a letter from the mothers of the fallen ANZAC soldiers requesting permission to visit the graves of their sons. In response he sat down and wrote this poignant letter to the women. Ataturk later used these same words in a speech to the first Australians, New Zealanders and British to visit the Gallipoli battlefields.

President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in response to a letter from the mothers of the fallen ANZAC soldiers requesting permission to visit the graves of their sons.

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