Thursday, November 11, 2010
Lest We Forget
Veteran's Affairs Canada has youth and educator guides for Remembrance Week 2011 that you can find here
The Royal Canadian Legion also has resources under Poppy/Remembrance on their site here.
Canadian Musician Terry Kelly created a fantastic song and video that stresses the importance of taking the time to Remember called A Pittance of Time. You could watch the video with your children and discuss it and the accompanying story.
Take your children to your local Remembrance Day ceremony this morning. Talk to a Vet after the service is over. If your child does not live in a province that recognizes Remembrance Day as a holiday, then why not go to their school for their assembly? It will give you a jumping off point for a chat later on tonight.
Whether or not you agree with current world conflicts and Canada's involvement in them does not negate the fact that we have men and women who have and are willing to risk their lives for us. Please take a moment today to remember and give thanks for them.