Students from Hillhurst School contributed to the project by cleaning last year’s mud off them and drying over 300 of the crosses. The organizer told us we did in a few hours what their volunteers took a week of 10 hour days to do. We also put all of them in alphabetical order to be packaged. Then we took the bundles of 10 crosses the adults packaged and made a ‘bucket brigade’ like they did in the army to load all 305 bundles (but 3050 crosses individually) into a u-haul truck so they could be shipped to be planted on Memorial Drive for the annual display. It felt really good to help out this cause, and as our principal reminded us, this was a great experience in active citizenship.
Tomoe K is in Grade 6, and her hobbies include singing, dancing, reading, art, writing, and outdoor activities. She has many inspirations and is always open to new opportunities. In her free time, violin, robotics, projects, mingling and family are some extremely important things to her. Tomoe’s experience with the Field of Crosses Memorial Project helped her understand the true meaning of Remembrance Day.