Never forget: Students give us something to think about this Remembrance Day

Cam and Lucas show off the poppy wreaths their class is making for Remembrance Day at Pacific Way Elementary.


THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Remembrance Day is a long-honoured tradition of remembering the sacrifices of so many Canadians, but in a day and age where war isn’t at the forefront of every home, what do kids think Remembrance Day is all about?

Students at Pacific Way Elementary in Kamloops have been preparing for Remembrance Day by creating paper poppies and crosses, learning In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and reading books that talk about war and Remembrance Day.

Some of the books being read in Mrs. Johnson's Grade 3 class ahead of Remembrance Day.
Some of the books being read in Mrs. Johnson's Grade 3 class ahead of Remembrance Day.

We reached out to Grade 6 and 7 students at Pacific Way to tell us a little about what they think Remembrance Day is and why it’s important.

These kids seem to get it too. From remembering the soldiers who fought and died for us to thanking soldiers for protecting us, these students can give us all a little reminder of what Remembrance Day is all about.

Here's a look at what they had to say about Remembrance Day.


“A day to remember and thank the soldiers who fought in the war for us”

“A day that represents all the people who died in World War II, WWI and all other wars”

“The day that we remember the Canadians that put their life forth to save us”

“The day that we honour the soldiers that fought for our freedom”



“Remembering those who fought and were lost in the war”

“Remembering the veterans who fought for Canada”

“It is the day the 2nd World War ended in 1945”

“All the soldiers gave us this peace”



“It is respectful to remember the people who fought for us in war”

“The soldiers that fought in wars deserve to be remembered and honoured”

“Because of all the soldiers we have all the freedoms we have today”

“We should honour the soldiers who gave their lives for us”

“Remembering it brings us back to how awful war was and we never want to do that again. Also we shall NEVER forget what those soldiers went through and did for our freedom”

“You should remember the people that died for your freedom and our country. Without the soldiers you wouldn’t be able to do what you do now. We will never forget them”


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