Flanders Fields (Belgium). 'For much of the 20th century, Flanders Fields were synonymous not with potato and hop production but with poppies and death in the wake of the mindless battles of WWI. The area around Ypres remains dotted with moving, manicured graveyards where white memorial crosses bear silent witness in seemingly endless rows.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/belgium/flanders/ypres
Shaun Maloney the NZMRA Parades Officer presents an immaculate display of trooper and horse at the 2006 Armistice Day Parade in Cambridge. The Association is striving to represent the NZMR Brigade that served with distinction during the Middle East conflicts of World War One in two important directions.
As a way of remembering our brave soldiers who served in the war, we have put together a collection of Commemorative craft activities.
Remembrance Day Wreath
Veterans Day Poem (no link, just photo; "I have a little poppy, as red as red can be, to show that I remember those who fought to make me free.")
Origin of ANZAC Day
ANZAC - poppies, crosses and sunset/sunrise
Anzac Day Wordfind (downloadable PDF on the blog)
Poppies On Blue - 2 Of 3
Poppies On Blue - 2 Of 3 Giclee Print by Patty Baker at AllPosters.com
kids paper poppy craft - for Wizard of Oz theme reading event
Download a FREE Anzac Day teaching resource pack from R.I.C. Publications.The pack contains:- We remember - classroom craft- Prayer for peace writing prompt- Soldiers past and present- Anzac day timeline - connected events- Anzac day Australian Curriculum links, elaborations, background information and teaching notes- Poppy craft- The Australian slouch hat- Anzac clozeClick here for more: Anzac Day resources Click here for a free: Anzac Day classroom poster