November 2002
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By Jeremy C., Grade 12, Fredericton High School, Fredericton, NB

"In Flanders fields, the poppies blow
between the crosses row by row."

It is one of the most famous poems. It has touched the hearts of many, and helped us remember, on Remembrance Day.

I think Remembrance Day is a very important day, though many students don't take it quite seriously enough. It is a memorial to recognize the deaths of those that have died serving Canada.

My grandfather served in World War II, he lived to tell the stories, but he died a few years ago. Ever since his death our family lays a wreath in remembrance of him, at a ceremony in Nashwaak Bridge, near Fredericton, N.B. on Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day is a tradition that should never end. Everyone should attend some sort of ceremony on Remembrance Day to pass on the tradition to the next generation so that they will remember the soldiers that fought and died. It is a respectful way of showing we care for veterans that made our country what it is today.

Hopefully Remembrance Day will stay a part of our heritage for many years to come. So that generation after generation will remember our fallen veterans.


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