'They Walk With Us' - a reflective photographic presentation
ADDITION AS NOTED IN THE LIVE PRESENTATION:
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial is a registry to honour and remember the sacrifices of the more than 118,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who, since Confederation, have given their lives serving in uniform. You can use the search features of the database to locate information about members of your own family or community who were lost while serving in uniform, including information on the individual’s military service, personal data (e.g. birthdate), the location of where they are buried or commemorated, and/or digital images.
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Remembrance Day in Canada is observed on November 11. As schools are not open on November 11, each year, schools take the time to honour and recognize this day prior to Remembrance Day. This year, DLC Teacher Ms. Ives will be taking us on a photographic tour of the beaches of Normandy and other French sites and communities with a focus on identity, legacy, and gratitude.
We invite you all to join us at 1:00PM on Tuesday November 9th as a way to honour our Veterans -- past and present -- and all those who have felt the effects of times of war.
What you need to know:
Here's a sneak peek at just a few photos from Ms. Ives' visit to the battlefields in France in 2015. Join us on the 9th to hear the stories and significance behind these images.
“"Past and present conflicts are part of our collective story as human beings, regardless of our location, heritage, or perspectives. Our world is shaped by these events and for me it is important to recognize the many sacrifices that have been made by soldiers and civilians alike, and the legacy of those events beyond wartime. I personally approach Remembrance Day from a view of reflection, gratitude, and connection."”
Ms. Ives, DLC Teacher
REFLECTION: We encourage you to take time time to reflect and honour Remembrance Day. Ms. Ives has shared a reflective question per grade level. These questions are not mandatory, nor a part of the educational curriculum, but are instead intended to assist in your own reflection and processing of the importance of November 11 in Canada. See below, or click for a PDF Copy - reflection questions
Kindergarten to Grade 3