The sacrifices made by those who paved our way for freedom can hardly be comprehended; all we can truly do by way of honour is to remember and teach our children of all that went before to create the life they know today.
This Veteran’s Week we gathered around The Phone Booth and delved into the stories, expeditions, visions, hopes, sorrows and triumphs of our Veterans and attempted, in some small way, to put history into perspective and awaken the heroes of tomorrow by exploring those of the past.
And then, with new-found knowing and deep gratitude we coloured and cut, shaped and formed poppies, to express our Thanks and let our heroes know, “We Remember”.
Tomorrow we will head, as a group, to the Remembrance Day Service here in Calgary Alberta and hope to have a chance to meet some of those heroes and deliver to them our words and our gifts of gratitude.
We thought we would share with you the links and ideas to shape a “Mission…We Remember” of your own.
Here are the links to:
~ the animal story about Remembrance Symbols we shared with the little ones,
~ the audio recordings of those who experienced the war first hand – dogfights / the first tanks
~ a powerful video of photos depicting Veteran’s years of service and the moments that changed and shaped all our lives – D-Day, Exclusive WWII Footage.
~ and, finally, Charlie Brown’s version of In Flanders Fields.
(There are many, many more incredible resources available through the Veteran’s Affairs website)
We would like to Thank all those who took the time to gather and create some wonderful resources so that we as a free people and as parents are able to better understand and share this journey into our history.
In awe and gratitude… for all those who served, and served and passed… you are in our hearts forever. You ARE a shining example of what it means to love and to give it all for that love.