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,

        This war has been very hard for me. I was wounded on my leg but it doesn't bother me very much. I won't be home for quite a while. I am writing you from a trench in Europe. As you know, I am fighting with the Canadians and am fighting the Germans. I'm catching a wink so I can fight better tomorrow.

        I hope you miss me because I miss you. I love you.

        P.S. I pray I return.

        Bye, bye
        Love Jonathan

        [Submitted by Kristin]


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