posted on Nov, 9 2006 @ 10:49 PM
Originally posted by Duzey
lack of education on Canadian history. Many of our newer citizens don't know about the tradition.
[edit on 9-11-2006 by Duzey]
I think that's the root of the entire issue right there.
Now I don't have any children and I've been out of school for almost a decade now, so I'm not sure on how schools around here handle Remberance Day
However, I've heard through friends that there are some schools out there that don't take it that seriously anymore. Is that what's going in? I'm
not sure. I remember we used to have announcements and a big assembly to pay our respects to the Veterans. Is that sort of stuff still going on?
Or do they just not teach Canadian history in depth anymore?
Either way, I worry that someday the whole idea of wearing a poppy out of respect may die out. I hope to god that it never happens, but I can't help
but be a little worried.
Duzey and Chissler, thank you both for your thoughts. And more importantly, thank you both very much for helping the cause of paying respect to the
Veterans. I just hope there are many more people out there who share our views.
And to any Veterans who come across this thread. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the service you gave to our great country.