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Author: Creasey, Eleanor
Publisher: Dundurn
Year Published: 2014
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

On Remembrance Day

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Published in 2014, this is a very current account of the customs and traditions associated with Canada’s Remembrance Day, including reference to Canada’s most recent deployments to Kuwait (1991) and Afghanistan (2001-2014), plus our Peacekeeping operations with the United Nations (1956 ヨ Present). Creasey gives succinct, relatively short explanations for the symbols and customs that we associate with Remembrance Day ヨ the poppy, the date Nov.11, the National war memorials, songs and poems, the laying of wreaths, the minute of silence. Colour photographs from Ottawa, France and Afghanistan give students a visual reference for the places, people and ceremonies explained in the text. The text is easy to navigate with the use of large bold red headings on every page. The content is informative without being overwhelming; it will answer questions for students in Division 2 and 3, and those keen to delve further will have some necessary background knowledge.

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