Friday, November 11, 2011
This morning, I had the opportunity to attend the Remembrance Day assembly at Lily’s school. It was very moving. The student choir sang five songs. There were student readings, including In Flanders Field. A veteran, who served Canada during the Korean War, addressed the student body. It is a school tradition that each class creates a poppy wreath. Lily was a wreath bearer for her class.
Watching the ceremony was one of those surreal parenting moments, the sort where you have a lump in your throat. I have such vivid school girl recollections of participating in Remembrance Day assemblies, making wreaths, and reading poems - to have the opportunity to watch my daughter participate in her first assembly was a memory I will not forget.