St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School Grade 3 and 4 students honoured Canadian veterans, by participating in a “No Stone Left Alone” Oct. 27 at the Innisfail Cemetery by putting poppies on gravestones.
“It’s important for students to take part in this because it provides them a tangible connection to those who served and sacrificed for our freedom,” said teacher, Kimi Abreu from Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. “It is vital for them to see that members of their own community were involved in wars and battles. Participating in ‘No Stone Left Alone’ connects directly to the curriculum. Students are visiting the gravesites of those who have had a significant role in shaping Alberta’s identity.”
Principal, Kelly Jacobson at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School said their students participate in this activity to honour and remember the veterans who sacrifice so much for all of us.
“It is especially important for the students to honour those who lived in our community.”
The No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation is dedicated to honouring and remembering Canada’s veterans. Their unique ceremony provides students and youth with an authentic experience that creates knowledge, understanding and appreciation of those who serve and of the sacrifice of Canada’s fallen.
For more information, please visit https://www.nostoneleftalone.ca/
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools serves over 10,360 students in 20 schools in Red Deer, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail, and Olds, as well as an at-home learning program.