Thursday, November 12, 2015

Poppies and Remembrance Day...

To mark Remembrance Day and honour the veterans we visited the cemetery.
We slowly walked along the rows of graves in silence and read the stones...


Poppies are the symbol that we associate with Remembrance Day.

Listen to Leonard Cohen recite the Poem by John McCrae 





These poppies were painted by students at Central Middle School.
The students laid the stones on the graves joined by the sounds of bagpipes and drums played by 
The Royal Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipe and Drum Band.








Lest We Forget.

16 comments:

  1. Lovely tribute and photos. What a great idea with the painted rocks!

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  2. The roses on a grave are very poignant.

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  3. Thank you for a post without jingoism. I always want to say, come this day, "We promise to try never to let it happen again."

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    1. A world without strife and war...wouldn't that be lovely?

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  4. It's so important that the schools still recognize this day. Never forget.

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  5. Oops - a typo and easy to do- should be "Lest we forget"(because lest we never forget actually means "let's forget").

    The stones are a wonderful idea for remembrance.

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  6. Chiming in to say that I really like the painted stones--a way to combine two traditions in one.

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  7. Peace Assemblies were my favourite at school. The stones are a great idea. Monsieur and I visited the Commonwealth cemeteries in Belgium and it was so sad to see the number of really young Canadians who died in WW1.

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    1. We saw a grave stone with a soldier's age at 16....far too young.

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  8. This is a beautiful post of remembrance and respect. Anne H.

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  9. Lovely tribute Leslie. What a wonderful idea to paint poppies onto stones. I always feel there is something very emotional about the sound of the bagpipes and drums...
    Rosie

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    1. Those bagpipes get me every time...especially when they play Amazing Grace....the tears just flow.

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  10. How lovely the ceremony must have been...bagpipes always make me cry, they are so evocative. It must be my scotch heritage coming out.

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