Duration: 1st November – 30th November 2020
Number of books: 7
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection
November 2020 Scavenger Challenge : Remembrance Day
November 1 – 30, 2020
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields. John McCrae ~ “In Flanders Fields”
1. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. Inaugurated by King George V, it was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.— on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
✠ Read a book that was originally published in a year ending in “11;” tell us the year OR read a book that takes place in Britain or is written by a British author.
2. From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11th fell. In 1931, Alan Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox–Alberni, introduced a bill to observe Armistice Day only on November 11th. Passed by the House of Commons, the bill also changed the name to “Remembrance Day.”
✠ Read a book with “MONDAY” in its title (exact matches only) OR read a book that takes place during the 1920’s; tell us when.
3. The United States used to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11th. However, in 1954 at the end of the Korean War, the name was changed to Veterans Day so that all war veterans would be honored.
✠ Read a book whose title has changed since its original publication; tell us the original title OR read a book in which a main character served in, or is currently serving in, any military branch (for any country); tell us who and in which branch they serve(d).
4. Many countries observe Remembrance Day every year on November 11th. Wreath-laying ceremonies, usually organized by branches of the Royal British Legion, are performed at war memorials across the UK. Canada has a huge parade of veterans and current military forces led by a Color Guard.
✠ Read a book in which some type of formal ceremony takes place; tell us what
OR read a book with a gravestone, cemetery, or memorial structure on its cover; post the cover. – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (coronation)
5. At 11 am on the 11th of November, many countries of the British Commonwealth observe two minutes of silence. The sounding of the “Last Post” (video) announces the period of silence, and is then followed by the sounding of “Reveille” (video) or sometimes just “The Rouse” (video).
Read a book whose cover shows a sunrise or a sunset; post the cover OR read a book with a “2” in its total page count; tell us how many pages. – An Elephant in My Kitchen by Francoise Malby-Anthony (320 pp.)
6. The “two minute period of silence” tradition had lapsed before being revived by a campaign in the early 1990s. The silence is now broadcast as a special program on BBC with a voice over stating, “This is BBC One. Now on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month. The traditional two minute silence for Armistice Day.” The program starts with a close up of the Big Ben clock chiming 11:00 and then shows different parts of the world observing the silence. Many employers and businesses invite their staff and customers to observe the two minutes’ silence at 11:00 a.m.
✠ Read a book with any timepiece on its cover; post the cover OR read a book whose title contains the word “SILENCE” or any word synonymous with silence – i.e. silent, quiet, whisper.
7. Poppies are worn on Remembrance Day to remember and honor those who have given their lives in battle. The flowers grew on the battlefields after World War I ended. The flower-covered battlefields are immortalized in the famous World War I poem In Flanders Fields.
✠ Read a book whose cover is primarily poppy-red OR read a book in which a character dies in battle; tell us who OR read a book of poetry (must be 150+ pages).
Veteran Affairs Canada
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