Remembrance Day

I’ll be in Ottawa on Remembrance Day presenting Highway of Heroes at the Canadian War Museum, after a brief appearance on “A” Morning Ottawa.

Meanwhile, in Springhill, Nova Scotia, a student will be reading Highway of Heroes to a school assembly. Around the gymnasium will be “Bridge Ceremony” banners made by the students. O Canada will be sung. I thank the teacher who wrote to tell me of their plans.

I’m proud to have written a book that helps Canada’s young people understand that the act of remembrance can be about those who have served long ago, those who have served in recent memory, and even those currently serving. Linda Granfield has written a number of books that contribute to young people’s understanding of why we observe Remembrance Day. She has also created a video “Eleventh Day, 11th Hour” that I’m happy to help her share.

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Heather Burke on November 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you for ensuring young people understand the significance of November 11th.

  2. Remembrance Day Links | Erin Thomas on November 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    […] Kathy Stinson is in Ottawa, presenting her new book, Highway of Heroes, at the Canadian War Museum. Read her post about it here. If you haven’t yet read the book, you should. Kathy handles the subject matter with […]

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