By Judy Miller, John McCrae Secondary School, Ottawa
Each student researched the military service records of a WW l and WWl l soldier at Library and Archives Canada. The soldiers from WW l are listed on the Vimy monument and soldiers from WW ll are buried at the Commonwealth Berlin 1939-1945 war cemetery. Soldiers from WW l were from the Cameron Highlanders Regiment stationed in Ottawa and the WW ll were all with the RCAF. Each student going on the trip was assigned two soldiers, as they will be visiting the Vimy Monument and the Berlin War cemetery, where they will be laying a poppy cross on the grave site of their researched soldier, in remembrance. Also, they each engraved a block of a quilt, stating information regarding the soldiers name, age, personal information ,etc. This quilt was pieced together by Carole Cockell and is named the JMSS (John McCrae Secondary School) Vimy 2012 flag, which they will carry to France to display at Vimy, on April 9.