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Reflection on Remembrance Day 2018

November 15, 2018
By Caitlyn Mariona & Rachel Wright

It’s been 100 years since World War I and we should really be celebrating and remembering, especially this year.  We asked different students and teachers some questions about what they learned from Remembrance Day and their opinions on why soldiers deserve respect.  

We asked some grade 3 students why it’s good to remember the soldiers and one girl in grade 3 replied, “they fought for us and made sacrifices and that we should respect them because of what they did for us”.

In grade 7 we’ve been learning about the 100th year of the armistice, in other words the 100th anniversary of World War I. We were excited to interview our Grade 7 history teacher Mr. Webb. We asked him why he thought it was important to teach about Remembrance Day. He believes that if we don’t learn from history we’re doomed to repeat it. He also said this year was significant because it is the one hundredth anniversary of the Armistice.  We also asked him about the significance of wearing poppies. He said that it’s a good reminder of the soldier. I also learnt that wearing a white poppy meant peace. Our last question was why he appreciates Remembrance Day and the soldiers. He says it’s good to take his focus away from himself and remember all the soldiers who fought and died for us.

This year we made posters to remember what the soldiers did for us. This poster was made by Abigail F. in Grade 8.

It is always important to remember what our soldiers did for us and continue to do for us.  When I think about their sacrifice I’m also reminded not to forget the greatest sacrifice of all, that of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on the cross.  He died for us that we would not just have life here and now, but forever in heaven with him.

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