These veterans are getting old. They're getting sick. They're not around anymore. I haven't checked this statistic for myself, but according to our guest the WWII veterans are dying at a rate of about 2000 each month. Even if his number is exaggerated, it's sad.
Despite this, I am so pleased by the responses of my students to our Remembrance Day discussions. They gave me such gems as this:
"The soldiers are like the Mommy at the end of Love You Forever...we have to finish the song for them."
What an amazing connection for a little one to make!