There are those who disparage our schools and the general public, who are apparently unaware of Remembrance Day, and its significance. In my mind, I truly believe that we do a fine job in the schools, and this is where the truth lies.
In fact, this is the first time in a long time, that war has had an impact on our young children. A high school honoured a graduate who died in Afghanistian. Some have lost significant others: Canada has lost 133 soldiers and this impacts the entire military family.
Ceremonies continue at Cenotaphs across our nation. They are not forgotten. Pick up a book, or visit a website and find out more.
We honour our men and women.
Our Highway of Heroes has honoured the 133 soldiers from those who have died serving others in Afghanistan. The video shows the view from the bridge where people line up as the caskets pass by.
Peacekeeper Penpals...... My grade 6 class at Manordale P.S., in Nepean [Ottawa], wrote to Canadian Peacekeepers. Dennis Irwin wrote us back. The students were thrilled!
Dear Ms. Jilks' class, Here are some pictures of our trip over in the Arabian Sea. Maybe your students might enjoy seeing them!
The HMSC Preserver- The supply ship I am sailing on! This is our ship fueling with another ship at sea. See the big hose between the ships? The Iroquois is a lot older. It was built in around 1971-72. Dolphins come right up to the ship and play by showing off, all the time. They will dive under the ship and come up on the other side. They are fun to watch. We have seen sea snakes and large sea turtles this trip. This is an Iranian gunboat checking us out because we were just outside their 12 mile limit. This a gold jewelry store on a street in Dubia U.A.E. which is on the very tip of Saudi Arabia. There had to be well over 100 of these stores all on a couple of streets. This what the sunsets are like nearly every night. Justice's Ostinato was performed in an assembly.
PO1 Dennis Irwin, HMCS PRESERVER
He e-mailed us some photos, too.