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Survey finds more Remembrance Day education needed for youth

By Tara Clow Nov 9, 2023 | 12:28 PM

As Remembrance Day quickly approaches, a majority of those polled for Historica Canada say more should be done to educate young people.

The new survey conducted by Ipsos, found only four in ten will make an effort to attend official Remembrance Day services on November 11th.

That’s higher than pre-pandemic levels, with only 29 percent stating they would attend in 2017.

Eighty percent say it’s important to attend ceremonies now while there are still Second World War veterans present.

Seventy-two percent will wear a poppy leading up to November 11th, but that is down from 2017.

Those surveyed in Ontario and British Columbia were more likely to wear a poppy.

A large majority felt Canada should do more to honour its veterans.

Eighty-seven percent think the country should be doing more to educate young people about our military history, while even more think Canada’s involvement in global conflicts should be taught in schools.