Rememberance Day is a day to remember those who served our country because they fought for our freedom and peace. It’s a day honouring all veterans and our forces members serving today in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world. Decades have passed since World War I, World War II and the Korean War yet every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we still remember what veterans have done for us.

Different schools have different ways of celebrating Remembrance Day. At our school we wear poppies and have an assembly.

Cities all over Canada celebrate differently. In London, schools have marked Remembrance Day by inviting a soldier or veteran to speak to the entire school about their experience at war. In Petawawa, soldiers will read the names of military people who have died or been killed in action over the past year.

It’s important to understand that generations of veterans have served our country and have made sacrifices and contributions that helps us live in a free and peaceful country. Once we understand this, we can understand the importance of thanking them and remembering their contributions.