Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Cassie Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Fair address: Yellowknife Regional Learning Fair

Project: The Memorial Cross

My topic is the Memorial Cross. It is an award presented to those whose have lost a loved one due to their military services. In this video I will tell you about the award’s evolution throughout the years; about the National Memorial Cross Mothers, who play an important part in the award’s history, and also about my family’s involvement with this award, as that is how I discovered my topic.

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

I think the most interesting thing that I learned was about how there was a National Memorial Cross Mother who lives right in Yellowknife! I had no idea that there were even National Memorial Cross Mothers before doing my project, so learning about and meeting Sheila Anderson, the 2015 Mother, was very interesting.

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

The Memorial Cross goes unnoticed by many people. However, I think that while doing my project, I have learned just how much this award means, and how important it is to recognize the significance of it. That is an important lesson: to be thankful and remember those who died to protect our country.

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

My life is very different from the lives of military personnel and their close family. They risk their lives for our country, so people like me can lead safe lives. We as citizens under the military's protection should be very glad. The Memorial Cross is a good way to show our appreciation to those who sacrificed their lives and those who had to bear the loss of someone close to them.

  • Arlene MacEachern

    Really enjoyed your project. Good Luck!
    27/06/2018 12:03:23 PM

  • Randy

    Great information. I enjoyed watching your video and learning about the Memorial Cross.
    25/06/2018 11:06:03 AM

  • Mike Braun

    Fantastic job Cassie!!
    23/06/2018 2:01:14 PM

  • Maureen Hans

    Bravo Cassie! An informative and interesting video. You got my vote!
    22/06/2018 6:27:32 PM

  • John Traves

    Great job!!
    22/06/2018 8:17:45 AM

  • Maureen Rogers

    Excellent job Cassie! You managed to combine a great deal of history and genealogy and present it so clearly - both visually and orally! Well done
    20/06/2018 5:43:22 AM

  • Gwen MacDonald

    Cassie, amazing video .. about your great grandma and my grandma..My mother is Mary Flora Campbell MacDonald (1 of the 11 children). Love all the family history!!
    19/06/2018 6:39:20 PM

  • Shelly Teasdale

    Great job Cassie; good luck!
    19/06/2018 4:38:28 PM

  • Henry Pursey

    Great video, good luck!
    19/06/2018 3:51:38 PM

  • Janet Bradley

    Beautiful job, Cassie! Good luck
    19/06/2018 3:46:54 PM

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