“N’oublions jamais” were created to promote positive character attributes, Remembrance, and serve to honour our Canadian Military Veterans. The book was later translated into French so that the stories of these Canadian heroes can be read in both official languages.
November 11th holds a special place in the hearts and minds of all Canadians as we pause to reflect on the loss and devastation of war.
The majority of us have never faced battle. But we understand the debt owed to our Military Services that fought bravely for us in two World Wars, Korea and recently in Afghanistan. Canada would not be the country we enjoy today without their sacrifice.
As you prepare next year for your special Remembrance Day programming, I would ask that you consider this loving tribute to our military personnel. N’oublions jamais were written for children but appeal to readers of all ages. Canadians will be inspired by the stories of heroism told first-hand by members of our Military from both World Wars, Korea Peace Keepers and Afghanistan.
Each page spread contains a photo and personal story of a Canadian military member—who shares his or her history. They represent our country from coast to coast, including First Nations and new Canadians.
By interviewing each of the men and women featured in the books, Jean learned that at the core of every Military member is a sense of duty. Their portraits promote the positive character attributes that educators can infuse into their curricula.
On March 17th, 2014, the song “N’oublions jamais” became the official theme song for the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy France. Jean was invited by Veterans Affairs Canada to Normandy France in June 2014, to sing her song at the D-Day 70thAnniversary services.
Proceeds from the first 3000 print run of “N’oublions jamais” went to the National Legion Poppy Fund and towards the purchase of a monument that honours WW1 Canadian soldiers and was placed on Hill 70 in France on September 22nd, 2012.