|VINCENT MASSEY COLLEGIATE MARKS REMEMBRANCE DAY|
MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 14, 2016 – Over 75 students from Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemont marked Remembrance Day at the National Field of Honour in Pointe Claire.
As an in-school project, students created poppies that were subsequently placed on the graves of soldiers. The students worked with determination to place one poppy by the headstones of the more than 17,000 Canadian soldiers and allies that have been laid to rest at the National Field of Honour.
As students placed their poppies, they also took time to read the names of those who lay in The Field of Honour, allowing them to develop a deeper connection to the brave men and women whom lost their lives defending Canada.
“One person, one poppy; a simple way of exhibiting a solemn act of remembrance,” said Rocco Speranza, Spiritual and Community Animator. “This is a promise not to let them be forgotten. Participation in the No Stone Left Alone project provided our students an opportunity to put a name to our fallen soldiers.”