Friday, 7 November 2014

A time to remember

The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.

That’s when Canadians observe Remembrance Day — the official date when World War I ended way back in 1918.

I don’t understand a lot about war, I mean, besides what we learn in school, but I do understand the importance of freedom. It’s because of these soldiers who fought in the war that Canada is a free country.

We’re having a school assembly in honour of Remembrance Day, and I’m one of the kids who will read In Flanders Fields out loud. Even if you don’t like poems (which I do, especially haikus), this is a great one, and helps explain why we wear poppies every year.

In case you don’t know…red poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I - their bright colour a fitting symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

I’ll be wearing my poppy with pride next Tuesday. How will YOU remember this year?

Gotta jet!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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