Monday, December 25, 2017

In Flanders Field - Bonus Activity

Hello Blogging world! For the Bonus Activity we had to think about the war. Another century passed by and New Zealand was peaceful and clam. But that peace and quiet came to a dead end. In 1914 a battle started in Europe, it was World War I. Men signed and trained to be soldiers and the women trained to be the nurses. Everyone who participated in the war went their for our freedom now. The war almost lasted for about 5 years and that is totally 1825 days. Over 18,000 people from worldwide risked their lives for ours. Every once a year on exactly 25th April everyone would go to a Anzac Day Ceremony at dawn, just to remember everyone that has died throughout their journey. We would always sing a poem too called "Flanders Field." 

Here is a link to the poem if you would like to read it.

It makes me feel very special to be in such a pretty country I live in. It makes me feel very sad to know that thousands of people have claimed their lives for us to have a safe and nontoxic country. I really like this poem because it is very peaceful. 

What do you think about the poem? Comment down below! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Bye! bye! Blogging world!


  1. Hey Amie,

    Ka pai for including a link to the poem for the readers who might not know what it is you are talking about in your post, good thinking! I like the way you talked quite passionately about how the soldiers lives were claimed so that we could live in a safe country, it is so true. Perhaps next time you could write the poem from the point of view of the lost soldiers families. I wonder how different the poem might sound..

    I really like this poem too and I agree that it is quite peaceful, which can be a little weird when you consider all the death and sadness that came from the war. I am glad that we get to honour our fallen soldiers on a special day like ANZAC day. What is one thing you do to honour our fallen soldiers?

    Toe feiloa’i fo’i,


    1. Talofa Lava Cia, we are very lucky they claimed their lives for us. The poem would have sound different. One thing I do is wear poppies on my shirt to represent the fallen soldiers. Thank you for commenting!
      From: Amie


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