Monday, November 11, 2013

Lest we forget: Remembrance Day

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{Lyrics from “The Soldier’s Cry” by Roland Majeau – a moving song for today}.

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Today, we are observing Remembrance Day. We pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free.

This morning,  I attended my daughters’ Remembrance Day assembly.  It was very moving to hear the students sing and have the confidence to get up in front of their classmates to  express in their own words what peace means.  Just prior to the 11th hour moment of  silence, two students from each class bring  a poppy wreath to the front of the gymnasium.  The wreaths are made by each class as a collective project.

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Below, are some photos I took this past summer at the national War Memorial in Ottawa.

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We also worked on a poppy craft this weekend - inspired by the poem In Flanders Field.  I found the wooden crosses at Michaels.  The poppies are made from red streamers.

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On the eleventh of November, we honour and remember.

2 comments:

  1. Beautifully moving. So glad your daughters are learning our past .

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