World War I was brought to a close on the eleventh hour of November 11, 1918. Since then, we have set aside this day as a tribute to those who have fought and fallen in battle, defending our liberty. It is day when we remember the price of peace and the wastefulness of war.
Poppies were distributed, donations collected, and a voice over the P.A. proclaimed loud and clear the poetry of John McCrae. We were reminded of the sacrifices of brave millions, and a minute of silence was held in their honour. There was, in addition, a special ceremony held by the flagstones before the school: Warrant Officer Michael Nguyen commanded a guard of six cadets in lowering the flags and playing the “Last Post” and “Reveille”, in honour of soldiers both past and present.
November 11th is a day of remembrance, dedicated to those who have given up their lives so that we might live ours in peace. Lest we forget.
Also check out Marileina Pearson’s report on Remembrance day on Parliament Hill.