We Remember

By Heidi Blokland

Today we gathered together as a school for a Remembrance Day Chapel.

Wearing poppies, we stood and sang O Canada in English and then in French.

We listened as students in Grade 7 and 8 read a few poems.

I am a Canadian

Free to speak without fear

Free to worship in my own way

Free to stand for what I think is right

Free to oppose what is wrong

Free to choose those who govern our country

This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all of mankind

~ John Diefenbaker

On this day the soldiers fought

For freedom and for pride

*Some of them were wounded

  • Many of them died.

    With poppies we remember

    The soldiers that have died

    With them we now have freedom

    Because they fought with pride.

    There they lie in Flanders Field

    Where bright red poppies grow

    In the war they fought for freedom

    And that, we’ll always know.

    ~ Cathy Connors

Our chapel closed with 2 minutes of silence, a pittance to time. As we stood in silence we thought about the sacrifice of so many, we reflected on stories we have heard about war, and we prayed for peace in this broken world.