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 Dad,

        It's been rough with all the fighting going on and I do hope it ends soon, with us victorious of course.

        I am writing to you from a trench. It is too dangerous for me to come out though I wish I could. I came here to save my country knowing I might die and I'm down here saving my own skin. I feel I should be out there, so that's why I'm leaving the trench today.

        Well I just wrote to fill you in.



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