Abbigael G.

Caron, Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair

In Flanders Fields

This project is about the infamous poem written by John McCrae that inspired many Canadians during the war.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was the story behind the poem and what inspired him to write it. I love the story behind it and why the poem means so much to him.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

When John McCrae wrote the poem, he wrote it because he could personally relate to it, and when he was encouraged to publish it, it inspired so many other Canadians too. So what I learned that I want to share with other Canadians is that even the littlest things can mean the most to so many people across the world.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Now, today in my life I don't have to live through the devastation of war like many Canadians did. They suffered so much emotional and physical pain during those times. Which is why I am so thankful for the soldiers who helped made Canada a free country.