Remembrance Day – Tuesday, November 11th
On Tuesday, November 11th, Dr. George Hall will recognize the most important day of the year: Remembrance Day. At 11:30 a.m. (immediately following our first recess), students will come to the gym to participate in our Remembrance Day Service. Parents and relatives of students are always welcome to join us on this day.
Remembrance Day recognizes the thousands of Canadian servicemen and servicewomen who have fallen in defending and serving Canada. As a country, our military has served and protected us in numerous wars, including: the Boer War, the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War and Afghanistan. More than 60 000 Canadian soldiers died in the First World War and another 40 000 soldiers in the Second World War. While we certainly do not glorify war, we recognize the extraordinary bravery and achievements of the women and men who have served Canada.
We ask that each student bring a small donation for the Legion’s Poppy Fund for Tuesday. Each student will be given a poppy to wear on Tuesday.
If you are interested in learning more about Canada’s military history you can click on the link below.