Wednesday, November 11, 2015

In Remembrance

"O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land, glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee;
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee."

"Did you put water in there, Mommy? Those aren't
real poppies, you know."

Er... yes, I did know, but thanks. M. and I were able to watch the boys at assembly this morning as they sang both the National Anthem as well as reciting a poem they had learned along with their classmates:

Poppy, poppy, what do you say?
– Wear me on Remembrance Day.

Poppy, poppy, what do you tell?
– Many soldiers in battle fell.

Poppy, poppy, what should we know?
– That peace on earth should grow, grow, grow!

They also made some crafts and wore poppies (reluctantly at home, willingly at school - go figure!). The pictures were taken at the end of the day so please pardon our tired/overly excited expressions and blurry poppies. It's hard to sit still after observing an entire minute of silence earlier today.

- L.