When I visited the grave site of the soldier I researched, I didn't think I would feel anything different than what I feel when I look at any grave site. I was wrong. When I saw his name, ”Trooper G.J Brissette” written across the cement I started to feel like he was a real friend of mine, that he was a real person. I think we tend to forget that they were real people with real families and real friends. They're not just soldiers. That’s my favourite part of this entire tour, it’s not just a school project anymore. It becomes a personal connection to history and war, which, for me, makes learning about those topics more interesting. A life that was once so far removed from mine, is now a life that I will never forget and that’s the best part of this tour.
Eryn Hewson, High School student
Smiths Falls, Ontario