WCS students reflect on Remembrance Day

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By Karla Kelly FOR THE DIGBY COURIER NovaNewsNow.com

Youngsters at Weymouth Consolidated School paused last week to reflect on the freedoms they enjoy because of the sacrifices of Canadian veterans during world conflicts.

Readings, including ‘In Flanders Fields’, were part of the Remembrance Day service Nov. 10 at the school and videos explained the meaning of poppies worn each November.

Teacher Lori Dunn explained the purpose of the two minutes of silence and students and staff alike were respectfully quiet during this time in the program.

Dunn said it is important to teach the children the importance of Remembrance Day and what it means to Canadians.

“We honour the courage and bravery of those who gave their lives for the peace we often take for granted,” Dunn said. “If we do not instil in these young children the meaning behind Remembrance Day and why we wear a poppy, the sacrifices made by our veterans will be in vain.”

Organizations: Weymouth Consolidated School

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