Remembrance Day trip brings home sacrifice for students
An annual school outing taken each year by Grade 10 students from Westwood Sr. High School is a way to bring home the realities of Remembrance Day to young people. History teacher Matthew Luthi said the Hudson school’s annual trip to Ottawa usually includes attending Canada’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The group of Secondary 5 students did not get to do that last Friday, however, since Remembrance Day fell on a weekend this year.
Instead, the students visited the Canadian War Museum, which offered exhibits on Canada’s earliest conflicts, the War of 1812, the War in South Africa, World War I and World War II, the Cold War, and much more. The students also attended the IMax movie Rocky Mountain Express at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The film brings to life one of the great engineering feats in history, the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, in 1885.