|JOHN PAUL I HIGH SCHOOL TO UNVEIL MEMORIAL HONOURING CANADIAN SOLDIERS|
MONTREAL, APRIL 6, 2007- On Tuesday April 10 (8 a.m.) students and staff of John Paul I Junior High School (8455 Pré-Laurin) in St. Leonard will unveil and inaugurate a student-made replica of the St. Julien Memorial, honouring those brave Canadian soldiers who died during the heroic stand during the first gas attacks of the First World War that took place on April 22nd 1915.
Students and staff of the school embarked on a one year project entitled We are Remembering Them. This project and the creation of the replica of St. Julien Memorial was their way of making a difference and remembering those Canadians who sacrificed and continue to sacrifice dearly for our country. The replica of the St. Julien Memorial will stand in the school's Agora, like a sentinel over those who died, reminding staff, students and visitors of the need for tolerance, unity, acceptance, spirituality social justice and most important, peace. The students' active participation in the We are Remembering Them project served to make them aware of the military history of numerous Canadians and allowed them to better understand the importance of sharing past knowledge and experience in order to build a brighter future.
Michael J. Cohen