Girl Guides head to Ottawa
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London Community News
By Sean Meyer/London Community News/Twitter: Newswriter22
As 60 local members of the Girl Guides of Canada boarded a bus for Ottawa to participate in the National Remembrance Day Ceremony, 13-year-old Sadie reflected on what the trip will mean.
Sadie was just one of several area Pathfinder troops, along with the 57th London Rangers, who headed for Ottawa on Friday (Nov. 9), to help distribute programs and hand out blankets to veterans on Remembrance Day at the national capital’s cenotaph. It is a trip Sadie suspects will be something she will never forget.
“I think it’s important for us because it is Remembrance Day, it’s our way of giving back and helping. Not everyone gets to do something like this,” Sadie said. “I’m not really looking forward to the bus ride, but it is going to be exciting when we get there.”
Prior to attending the Remembrance Day service, Sadie and the other Girl Guides will be touring the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum.
But as much fun as Sadie said she expects to have at those venues, it is participation in the national service she is truly looking forward to.
“My mom got me into Remembrance Day. It isn’t something we should ever forget,” Sadie said. “I always read A Poppy Is To Remember on Remembrance Day, it is just something I do.”
That, and Sadie’s participation in the national service, are things that made her mother beam with pride. Sadie’s mom, Julie Pridham, dropped her daughter off for the trip and said she believes it will be a great experience for all the girls.
“I am proud and jealous at the same time,” Pridham said. “Remembrance Day is important for all Canadians, it is important for everyone. I am proud she will be a part of that service.”
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