Lest We Forget

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In this post my students have written letters to a veteran or a soldier thanking them for their service and sacrifice.

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    Irelynn said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Dear Canadian Veteran, Tuesday November, 11, 2014

    Hi! My name is Irelynn and I am writing this letter to you to show that you have done so much and so much fighting to keep Canada a peaceful and free country. I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario and I am happy here.

    I just wanted to tell you how you made Canada a peaceful place. You fought so many other people and those other people did not want Canada to be a peaceful place and they just wanted Canada all to themselves and wanted to rule Canada but all you guys didn’t let that happen and we are proud of what you have done to keep Canada the way it is now.

    I have some questions. How was it going into war? Was it hard fighting and struggling for your life? Where did you serve? How long did you serve? What usually happens in war? Do you still have some of your friends with you? What war were you in? Was your whole family happy to see you?

    Thank you so much for keeping Canada a peaceful place and a fee country, and I hope it will stay this way FOREVER! and thank you for taking time to read my letter

    Sincerely,
    Irelynn 😀

    Joshua said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Dear soldier, Nov 10, 2014

    Hello. I really wanted to thank you for what you have done for our fellow Canadians.
    My name is Joshua. I am in Grade 6 at St. James Public School, in Thunder Bay, ON. I am writing to thank you for everything you have done for us.
    I also wanted to tell you about Remembrance Day. I am going to Waverley Park for the ceremony, for all the soldiers and veterans who helped make Canada a safe country. Do you participate in any of these ceremonies?
    Also, I wanted to talk about how your sacrifices help us. The sacrifices do help us because they help Canada never have a war, have peace, and have a free country.
    Sincerely,
    Joshua

    zakeryponka said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Dear, soldier Mon, November 10, 2014

    Hello, my name is Zakery, and I’m writing to you to thank you for serving us in the wars.

    First of all I want to ask you, did you choose or get picked to go to war? What’s your name? How old are you? Do you fly a fighter jet? And, how do you feel about the wars?

    Next, I want to tell you that where going to Waverly park for remembrance day to remember the soldiers that fought and sacrificed their lives for our country and our rights, so thank you if you were in one of the wars.

    And finally, I want to know how all of your sacrifices helped our country and citizens.

    It has been very nice to talk to you and I hope you stay safe.

    Sincerely,
    zakery

    Lennox said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Dear soldier, November,10th, 2014

    The reason I am writing this letter is because I want to thank you for sacrificing your life to make Canada a peaceful country.

    My name is Lennox and I live in Ontario, Canada, Thunder Bay. I want to ask you a few questions about yourself. Did you ever think about joining the navy/military when you were a kid? Also, what made you join to fight in the war? Did your father go into the war?

    Everyone in our country appreciates what you do for us. Plus, the day that I wrote this letter, tomorrow is Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day is a day that people should remember those who gave up their lives to fight for peace.

    For one last time, I thank you for all that you do. Canada is growing every day. People move here because it is a peaceful country and has never had a war. I’m sorry that you have to see war and blood. I’m sure you’ve lost many soldiers fighting by your side.

    Thank you, for all that you do and have a happy life.
    Sincerely,
    Lennox

    cheryl said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Dear veteran, November, 10, 2014

    Hello, I am writing this letter to you to thank you for sacrificing your life to make our country a better place.
    I am a student I go to St. James School. I wanted to know why do we wear poppies? What do they represent? Last year not many people bought poppies, they expect people to buy more this year. Do you still go the cenotaph? How are you feeling to be out of the war? How old were you when you were in war? How old are you now?
    On November,11th it is Remembrance Day. My class is going to the cenotaph to remember the soldiers who died in the war. Who wrote the Flanders Field poem?
    The soldiers and veterans who fought for Canada gave us free education, peace this makes our country a better place. This is why we have Remembrance Day to thank them. Was it hard to leave your family?
    Thank you for taking your time to read my letter

    Sincerely,

    Cheryl

    Chloe said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

    November 11, 2014

    Dear veteran,

    My name is Chloe and I am writing to you today from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time to thank you for your service and commitment to our country.

    The first thing I would like to talk to you about is how it was like fighting and sacrificing yourself to ensure our country lives and remains in freedom. First off, when you personally were in the war, where were you stationed? Also, if you were stationed in Afghanistan, did you have a Tim Horton’s there to remind you of home? Finally, why did you decide to join the military? Were you forced to or did you choose to?

    The next topic I would like to address is Remembrance Day. As you probably, and most likely know, today is Remembrance Day. My class will be walking to the cenotaph located in Waverly Park. There we will remember our fallen soldiers and show our respect to the men who are fighting in Afghanistan. Guns will be fired and a plane will fly over the ceremony. What do you do to show your respect to our soldiers on Remembrance Day?

    Finally, I wanted to tell you how your sacrifice and service have helped and benefited our country. Thanks to you and your fellow soldiers and veterans, we now live in a free, beautiful country with no wars. We all live and remain in peace and harmony. We have no worries about a war coming to disturb our home.
    Thank you for dedicating yourself for the greater good of our country, and for reading my letter.

    Your fellow Canadian,
    Chloe K.

    Sylvia said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

    November 11th, 2014
    Dear Soldier,

    My name is Sylvia, and I am in Grade 6. I am writing this letter to you from Thunder Bay Ontario, in the country of Canada. I am writing this letter to you to thank you for all that you’ve done for our country as a soldier.

    The first thing I wanted to talk to you about was your life as a working soldier. What is it like? How long are you out in other places fighting in war? What inspired you to become a soldier? Everything that you do for our country makes our lives ever so peaceful.

    The next thing I wanted to talk about is Remembrance Day. As you may know, today is Remembrance Day, and to show our respect, our class will be going to the cenotaph to remember the lives of the soldiers whose lives were sadly taken during war. We will also wear poppies to remind us of how amazing, and selfless your service is to our country.

    Lastly, I wanted to tell you how much you have given us as a country. Being a student, you have given me the privilege to go to school, you’ve given our country freedom, and rights, but most of all, you’ve given us peace. Because of you and your service, my family and many families get to live a peaceful life without war. Thankyou.

    Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, and for protecting our country.

    Sincerely,
    Sylvia

    jorja said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Dear Veteran, November,11,2014.

    Hello I am writing this letter to say thank you for your services. And everything you have done for us.
    My name is Jorja I am in gr 6,and I go to St.James public school.
    November,11th is Remembrance Day and every one wares poppies to remember the people that died, and we are going to the cenotaph at Waverly park. Have you gone to Waverly park for Remembrance Day before?
    Your sacrifices help us, we have a free country, peace, and never war again.
    Thank you for taking you time to read my letter .
    Sincerely,
    Jorja.

    Tamara said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Dear Canadian Soldier, Nov 11 2014

    Hello I’m writing this letter to you to thank you for your service.
    My name is Tamara I am in grade six. This is my first day at school. How many soldiers can be in an army? Can there be over one hundred? What’s your name?
    On Remembrance Day there is still going to be school and were going on a field trip to Waverly Place. We will walk to the Cenotaph to remember the sacrifices the soldiers made. After Remembrance Day, it’s going to be my birthday November 12 2003.
    After world war two, you and your friends brought peace to the world and this country. Thank you for that.
    Thank you for the time to read my letter, your service and protecting our country.

    Sincerely,
    Tamara

    Lucas said:
    November 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

    November 11, 2014
    Dear veteran,
    Hello I wanted to say thank you for fighting in the war to give us peace.
    My name is Lucas I live in Thunder Bay I go to St. James School and I’m 11 years old. What country did you serve in? What did you do in the war did you drive a tank or a helicopter?
    Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and my grade 6 class is going to Waverly Park for the cenotaph.
    Thanks for going to sacrifice yourself in the war to give us a free country and peace. My country has never had a war because the people who went to go fight for our country in the war won so we have peace and a free country.
    Thank you for taking the time to ready my letter.
    Sincerely
    Lucas

    sierra said:
    November 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Dear: soldiers

    Hello my name is sierra, I’m 11 years old, and I go to st.james public school, I am writing to you about the war.

    I am thanking you for fighting in the war because if you didn’t there would be no peace in Canada, also we all know it’s hard leaving your family to go to the war because there may be a chance you won’t come back.

    Also you are a very brave person, you know that there are guns involved in the war and you still went to fight for your country therefore that says you are a true Canadian hero,

    Thanking for your time to read my letter,

    Sincerely: sierra

    Jewel said:
    November 11, 2014 at 10:03 am

    November 11, 2014
    Dear former soldier,
    Hi. My name is Jewel and I am writing to you today to appreciate how you went to war for my country, my home, Canada. I am in Gr.6 and I go to St. James Public School. Hopefully my Gr.6 friends are also writing to you!
    The first important thing I would like to talk about is ever since you and your fellow soldiers went out to war to fight for our country, a very special day called Remembrance Day has been created for you and your friends who have fought for our country. Hopefully you heard of Remembrance Day, but did you know that mostly everyone in Canada on Remembrance Day wears poppies? Hopefully you do. During World War One in Flanders, those who were buried in Flanders Field had poppies growing on their graves, either it was a coincidence or the beautiful poppies grew to appreciate the battle the soldiers fought for Canada and to also to help everyone remember the brave soldiers who fought my home.
    Also, I’d love to thank you too for helping make Canada a peaceful country where everyone feels safe. Without your help, Canada would be a place where it was just death and fighting. Yet, instead of Canada being a death and fighting place, you and your friends and fellow soldiers made Canada a peaceful and wonderful place that shares love! You’ve showed me to fight for what you believe in, and you fought for Canada to be a safe place! You’ve spread hope and peace all across Canada! Be proud. When you went into war, were you proud of what you were doing? How do you remember what amazing job you did? When you went to war, I hope you had your head up high, strong, brave, and proud.
    Thank you for taking your time to read this letter, obviously I’m proud for what you did! I’ll remember how you fought for what you believe in, and how you were fighting for your own war, and how you fought for someone else’s war. I know some passed away, but they fought bravely for peace, and passed away a hero, they’ll always be in everyone’s heart. As they say, lest we forget
    With much love, sincerely,
    Jewel

    Keira said:
    November 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    November 11, 2014

    Dear soldier,
    Hi, my name is Keira, I live in Thunder Bay, and today my class and I will be going to a Cenotaph at Waverly Park because it is Remembrance Day.
    I wanted to start off by asking you some questions. Firstly, I was wondering If you still visit Flanders Field? Did you have any family waiting for you back at home? Where did you and your comrades camp out?
    I also wanted to talk about Remembrance Day and Flanders Field. Remembrance Day is a sad day for everybody. All of those good people who lost there lives fighting for a better future. It’s probably the saddest day of the year. Especially considering that the families of the soldiers that died never got to see there family members body again. It’s sad. But, they all have there place in Flanders Field, where the poppies grow.(Sorry if that was a bit poetic)
    The last thing that I wanted to say, was thank you. Thank you, and your comrades for risking your lives to give our planet a better future.You saved us all.
    Sincerely yours,
    Keira

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