Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Sam Lower Onslow, Nova Scotia

Fair address: Chignecto-Central Regional Heritage Fair

Project: The Black Devil's Brigade

My project is about the Black Devils Brigade, an elite Canadian and American force created during WWII. My project consists of a  interview with a former member, information and a slideshow of pictures.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I thought it was cool how the Black Devils nickname came to be. They darkened there faces with shoe polish because most of the missions were at night. They were called Devils because no one saw them coming.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that you can be a very brave person and still have lots of fear. It is very important for Canadians to remember the many sacrifices made by our Canadian Military in order for us to live in the beautiful free country of Canada.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I live each day, not wondering if I will survive. I have all the comforts at home and company of my family and friends. The Brigade often went without food or shelter.

  • Robin Gilby

    Excellent job Sam, very well done!
    27/06/2014 3:56:57 AM

  • drew dobson

    Great job highlighting Canada's contribution. These men and women deserve our respect and must live on in our memories.
    26/06/2014 1:37:08 PM

  • Grampie

    Well done Sam. I am very proud of you.
    26/06/2014 8:22:03 AM

  • Nannie Rogers

    You are an awesome grandson!!!
    23/06/2014 3:06:02 PM

  • Shirley Rogers

    So proud of you Sam!! Great Grampie Rector would be too.
    23/06/2014 2:55:32 PM

  • Sharon Robertson

    What an excellent project Sam. You always had a flair for writing. You taught me something new about our amazing history. Thank you!
    20/06/2014 11:45:45 AM

  • Thora

    Great job Sam...very interesting...good for you !
    19/06/2014 4:09:14 PM

  • Mrs. MacLeod

    Great job Sam! We are very proud of you at Chiganois!
    19/06/2014 2:29:00 PM

  • Beth

    Great Job !!!!
    19/06/2014 1:37:32 PM

  • Stacy

    Sam, terrific report on a very important topic - remembering with respect your great grandfather and the entire Black Devil's Brigade
    19/06/2014 7:01:51 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.