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News — Remembrance Day

A POEM WORTH READING

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A POEM WORTH READING

With Remembrance day just past, I hope you had time to reflect on the sacrifices our Military endures, I was recently sent this poem and it is a poem worth reading. He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, All his buddies listened quietly For they knew where...

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Wear your poppy close to your heart!

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Wear your poppy close to your heart!

With Remembrance Day fast approaching, you will see people wearing poppies on their lapels, sweaters and jackets, just about everywhere.  Lt. Colonel John McCrae’s poem 'In Flanders Fields', written in 1915 is the basis of the red flower; that’s over 100 years ago. Poppies are worn to commemorate fallen soldiers of past wars dating back to the First World War, leading right up to today. There really isn’t etiquette as to where you should wear a poppy; however, I think it you should wear it on the left side and keep it close to your heart, knowing the price people...

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The Road To Vimy 100: How One Soldier Changed My Life

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The Road To Vimy 100: How One Soldier Changed My Life

Story shared from EF Educational Tours David is a Social Studies teacher from Summerside, PEI.  “I have been teaching at my school since 1995, but I didn’t catch the travel bug until about 10 years later.  I have always had a deep appreciation and respect for our veterans every November 11th. On a typical Remembrance Day, I would be sure to attend a ceremony at a local cenotaph and pay my respects in that fashion. My love affair with historical travel began almost in accident in 2006, when I participated in a summer institute and study program where I travelled...

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