This Remembrance Week (November 5-11, 2015), the Vimy Foundation is calling on all Canadian schools to help pass the torch of remembrance by reciting In Flanders Fields in their classrooms. This year marks the centennial of In Flanders Fields, Canada’s most famous poem, written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae during the First World War in 1915.
Each classroom will be eligible to win an iPad and Vimy Prize Pack courtesy of the Vimy Foundation.
Founded in 2006, the mission of the Vimy Foundation is to preserve and promote Canada’s First World War legacy, as symbolized with the victory at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917, a milestone when Canada came of age and was then recognized on the world stage.
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Canadians Recite the Poem:
In 2014, Postmedia asked Canadians to recite In Flanders Fields:
Victoria Jackman, 2014 Vimy Pilgrimage Award winner
Dr. David Suzuki: