Friday, 8 May 2015

Remebrance Day

Remembrance Day is a memorial day to remember the heroic soldiers that died in World War 1. This day is celebrated in the Commonwealth of Nation like Australia, New Zealand and 51 other states. Many lives were lost in World War 1 and many families had died with sadness, that is why this day was created, to remember them.

On this day we give a minute of silence to respect and honour those before us also we sing the New Zealand National Anthem and we wear the beautiful red flowers called Poppies. The reason we wear poppies is because the trench warfare took place in the poppy fields of Flanders during the First World War, overtime the poppies have become a symbol of those who died during wartime.

The First World War officially ended when the Versailles Treaty was signed in 1919 the 28th of June. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty between the five nations, France, Germany, Britain, Austria-Hungary and the United States after World War I. One fact is that the only reason the germans signed the treaty was because they were losing many lives very quickly.

Hopefully everyone remembers them and how they fought for our country I know I will, Lest we Forget

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