Almost 100 years after the end of World War I, some graves are still adorned with newly placed mementos from family members who have visited the graves of lost loved ones.
For Matthew, since he knew so much more about the history of the world wars and the details of the battles, being there brought that history to life. He is currently in the Netherlands and has already booked a ticket to attend the 100th anniversary ceremony at Vimy Ridge this year.
Katelyn was less enthusiastic about visiting the monument at first, but afterwards she said how moved she was and that it gave her a huge appreciation for the sacrifices that were made. When she returned to school that fall, they had a Remembrance Day service and she went up to personally thank the veterans who were in attendance.