Sunday, 16 November 2014

Remembrance Day

       Remembrance Day is a very special and important day to many people. November 11th at 11am in 1918 was the time when armies stopped fighting World War I. The other common name for this day is Armistice Day. To this day many people wear a poppy to respect the immeasurable sacrifices made by the soldiers in World War I.

       On this day, I do many things to show my respect. I wear a poppy all day. At school there is a video all classes watch and after the video we have 2 minutes of silence. At home my family and I usually talk about the importance of Remembrance Day,

       I am very grateful for the life I have. This is because I have so many freedoms, luxuries, and opportunities in my life that many kids around the world are not lucky enough to have. The most important freedom to me, is to practice my religion. This makes me feel like I can be myself and believe in who I want to without any restrictions. This is a feeling everyone around the world should deserve to have.

       My life is much different than kids around the world. Many kids do not have a right to education or healthcare and have to work to survive. A lot of these kids do not even have enough money for food or clean water to drink, so they get sick very easily. Thinking about these kids, makes me realize how lucky am to live in an amazing country, Canada. And if it wasn't for all the sacrifices made, Canada would not be the country it is today.

       These past few weeks, Canada has been impacted by terrorist attacks. I think all these attacks make this day much more meaningful. This is because it shows how life would have been if it hadn't been for all the soldiers. We would all be living in constant fear of death and would be too afraid to do anything. And sadly, 1 soldier did pass away due to these attacks. But everyone was really proud of his bravery just like we will always be proud of the soldiers fighting for us.

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