Oyama student wins Remembrance Day writing award

Aberdeen Preparatory School Grade 6 student Marcus Hodelet honoured for poem

Presentation of National Award for Junior Poetry to Marcus Hodelet of Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School in Kelowna.

A Grade 6 student at Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School has won a prestigious award for a poem he wrote about Remembrance Day.

Marcus Hodelet, from Oyama, was presented with a plaque as well as monetary award in honour of his moving poem which he read to the school assembly on Grand Parents Day.

A plaque was also presented to the school in honour of his achievement.

Royal Canadian Legions across Canada sponsor these awards by asking schools to have students submit paintings, prose or poetry to them.

The submissions are judged at the local level, and advance to both zone and provincial evaluations.

The provincial winners are displayed in the Parliament buildings in Ottawa for one year.

Hodelet’s poem reads as follows:

Remember

The poppy falls

Upon the grave

Just like soldiers

Whose lives they gave

The war is over

The soldier goes home

He can never forget

Some will never do so

He remembers.

Through the long winter nights

The family waited

For their own brave knight

By the war he was baited

The grief that they felt

When they were told

Their warrior son

Would not live to be old

They remember.

The blood-red petals

Fly through the crosses

The wind carries them

On wings of losses

And under the earth

The men are trapped in their tomb

And even time itself

Cannot heal this wound

We remember.

Through the streets and towns,

We remember!

Through the cities and provinces,

We remember!

Through the entire nation,

We all remember!

And through evern single

Person too

The soldiers souls

Reside in you

We shall always remember

The peace that we gain

Their loyal sacrifices

Have not been in vain.

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