On May 14, 2013, Grade 10 students at Vincent Massey
Secondary School had the opportunity to meet and listen to fourteen local
veterans, who served from the Second World War to the War in Afghanistan. Ms. Massender and Mr. Garlick worked with the Windsor Historical Society and organized the event in support of their Veterans
Speak to Students Project, which organizes community events in order for local
veterans to share their stories with younger Canadians.
The presentation included personal accounts from each
of the veterans, detailing their unique experiences in the Canadian military.
There was also a tribute video played, which showcased the need to remember the
sacrifice of these brave individuals. At the end of the presentation, veterans
sat amongst the students, and students had the chance to ask questions of the
veterans regarding their wartime experiences. It was a valuable opportunity
for our grade 10 students, who had the chance to hear stories of life in the
armed services and meet individuals responsible for protecting Canadian