Day: November 15, 2013

Witness to Remembrance

The Night In The Trenches 2013 – Bailey

“I have never done the trenches before but I would have liked to. I couldn’t make it due to a hockey road trip. I think it’s an excellent idea for students to participate in it to feel a small bit of what soldiers went through. It would help today’s generation to have more respect and be more thankful but also help remember as a community.” Bailey
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The Night In The Trenches 2013 – Lane

“I did the trenches once before. I honestly just don’t like the idea of being cold all night and then being tired for the next few days. Also, I’m hunting very hard and helping my dad so I don’t really have time to do it. I just remember differently.” Lane
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The Night In The Trenches 2013 – Bryce

“I think it is a very unique activity our school participated in. Although I think more interest would arise if it was done every second year. This way people would get more excited for it. I’ve been to some of the ceremony last year or before that and it was well done. It gives the kids a good perspective on how being in war was. I didn’t go because I think it is a good activity for guys to do. Usually more guys are involved anyways. I’m probably too lazy to freeze my butt off and dig a pointless hole.” Bryce
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The Night In The Trenches 2013 – Jesse

“I think the night in the trenches is a very good way to help kids remember how much the people who served Canada sacrificed. This year I couldn’t participate because I had hockey in Fort McMurray. I have done it in past years and it showed me, how much the veterans really sacrificed for Canada’s freedom.” Jesse
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The Night In The Trenches 2013 – Jennifer

“I think the Eaglesham School ‘Night in the Trenches’ is an amazing opportunity that should be offered to every Canadian student. I, myself have not participated in the trenches before, but I have helped with the event. It’s truly touching to see young people wanting to experience what our veterans have. No one made them go out there, they chose to. I think that honestly enhances the freedom we have as Canadians. The Freedom Our Veterans Fought For.” Jennifer
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The Night In The Trenches 2013 – Eric

“I took part in the annual Remembrance Day trench digging for my fifth and final year. I thought it was well put together, meaningful and respectful to the veterans and the fallen. I enjoy every aspect of it and I hope it continues for a long time. I would like to see more take part but it is a physically and mentally challenging experience. Laying in a hole in -20 Celsius isn’t the most fun to have but it always ends up bringing smiles and we make a good time of it.” Eric

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