I am sitting here in the comfort of my home thinking about Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day is about remembering the men and women who risked their lives for our country and its people. If you stop and think about it we wouldn’t have homes or all the luxuries we have if it weren’t for the soldiers who fought to make our country free. I can’t imagine how it would feel to sleep and fight in trenches when we have nice warm comfortable homes. I think the men and women would have been very scared for their families and themselves, but also proud to be fighting for their country.
Flanders Field is a poem that was written by a doctor during the war. You probably hear it every Remembrance Day, because it is one of the most popular poems about this event. We also wear poppies on Remembrance Day to show all of are respect for the soldiers who fought for us and never made it home.
I think it would be so difficult for the families of the soldiers, who were at home, not knowing if their husband, father, or son was alive or not, wondering each and every day. And what about the families who received the message or had someone come and tell them that their husband, father, or son had been killed, was taking by enemies, or just went missing.
Just listening to the people who went to war and lived tell all of their own war stories is very interesting but scary knowing that these things actually happened and will keep happening. And having all the memories and experiences is amazing as well as just hearing them and trying to picture them and fell how all the soldiers must have felt. In a few years all of our veterans will be gone. So since they shared their stories and memories with us, when they are gone, we will have to pass on their stories on to our children and grandchildren, and try to make them as exciting as when we got told them.
Some of the people, between the ages of fourteen and sixteen mostly, lied about their age because they were so patriotic and dedicated to our nation. Remembrance Day is a day everybody should think that people were risking their lives for us so that we could have a free country. It is very sad to think about the people who go to war because some may never return and we may never see them again.
There are wars going on as we speak. Now, let’s stop them and never start another. Let’s keep the earth full of love, happiness and peace. Lest We Forget.
Courtney from Study Moose
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