Grade 3 and 4 students from St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School in Innisfail spent time this week honouring Canadian veterans. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

Grade 3 and 4 students from St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School in Innisfail spent time this week honouring Canadian veterans. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

Innisfail students lay poppies to honour veterans

Grade 3 and 4 students from St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School in Innisfail spent time this week honouring Canadian veterans.

They visited the Innisfail cemetery and place poppies on gravestones of veterans.

“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 Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools teacher Kimi Abreu.

“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.”

The students participated in the No Stones Left Alone program, a national initiative dedicated to honouring and remembering veterans. It provides youth with an authentic experience that allows for understanding and appreciation of those who served and sacrificed for our country.

“Our 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,” said Kelly Jacobson, principal at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School.

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