An exploration of Canadian Remembrance Day history, customs, and traditions.
Who are the people who offered their lives in war?
Why do we remember them?
How do we honour their memory?
For children learning about remembrance and the human toll of war, there can be hard questions to answer. This book is meant to answer the questions kids ask about Remembrance Day and to explain how and why we honour the men and women who have served our country. Canada has developed unique ways of honouring and demonstrating respect for its war dead and veterans.
Through every generation there are Canadian families who have lost loved ones to international conflict and war. On Remembrance Day presents the origins, traditions, and customs of Canada's Remembrance Day in a fashion that is engaging and easy to read.
Eleanor Creasey is a retired teacher and school principal. She is the author of several teachers' resource guides to facilitate classroom discussion of novels. On Remembrance Day is her first book. She lives in Ottawa.