Remembrance Day Poem
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.

        A Tale Where Poppies Grow
        By Ryland

        In the field
        Where poppies grow
        Lies a story
        That you should know

        In the wars
        Brave soldiers fought
        At the Front
        Our freedom they bought

        The war began
        On goes the raid
        Boldly and swiftly
        Over enemy lines they parade

        Now many spirits lie
        In the field where poppies grow
        Their bodies are gone
        But let their courage show.

        In World War II
        And advancement they had
        Planes and artillery
        Which will conquer the bad.

        As in World War I
        Sacrificed were their lives
        But from their spirits
        New heroes arise.

        So on Remembrance Day
        Remember those who
        Fought for our nation
        Our people and you.


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