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.