Letters Home
A Remembrance Day 1999 Project
by the New Horizons School Grades 4/5 Class

The Grades 4/5 Class teacher told a moving story about her Grandfather who was seriously wounded at Vimy Ridge. The students were encouraged to write a poem or letter about Remembrance Day. Some of the students chose to write a letter home to their parents, as if they were soldiers fighting on the front, while others chose to write poems about Remembrance Day.

        Dear Mom and Dad,

        The war is not too bad, nobody is really winning...yet. My strike team and I have been moving from trench hole to trench hole. Every time we move we get closer to the enemy. I just can't stop thinking about the amazing act the Germans made. They threw four grenades at the same spot, right beside the firing tower. The grenades blew up at the same time and they made a huge dent at the bottom of the tower. The tower fell down like a tree. John, one of the best gunners was killed. I've really gotta get some sleep.

        Yours truly,


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