Prairie Sacrifice - Soldiers of Soil

Remembrance Day touches all of us in one capacity or another. For many of us, we’ve had the privilege of being unaffected by war. And for that very reason alone, we need to continue to appreciate their many sacrifices for our current way of life. But do any of us know about the role that the Canadian Prairies played in support of World War I, or rather the true conflict and sacrifices made by farmers to support the war effort? In 1918, the Canadian Food Board established and initiative called, Soldiers of the Soil. With so many men off fighting in the war, it was up to young adolescent boys to work the farms. Many were volunteers from urban high schools that were expected to live on rural fa

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