Saturday, 8 November 2014

2014 Remembrance Day

From MHSAA Executive member Toni Scholefield:

I'm back from the Macdonald Campus Remembrance Day Ceremony
Raymond Building : Memorial Arch and War Memorial in St Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada

The Monument is in front of Raymond Building.
You are facing Macdonald High School when you read it:
2006 Remembrance Ceremony
In 1931 the students of Macdonald College dedicated the oak trees around this playing field to honour those from the College who gave their lives in the service of Canada in World War I. These living memorials remind us of their Sacrifice
"That we might continue here the work of Peace.”
We who pass this way shall never forget.
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them.”

We stood as the Macdonald High School band played 'O Canada'.
It was a very touching ceremony.
The Mac High Alumni supplied the tents for our vets.
We honoured and remembered those who have fallen with speeches, poetry, heart felt words and bagpipes.
 There was silence....and there were poppies and flags.
It ended with this song.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the moment, Toni. Such a wonderful tribute.