After hosting the From Vimy to Juno Exhibit at Chisholm Academy earlier this fall, Remembrance Day took on a whole new meaning for the students of Chisholm Academy. On Thursday, November 9th, 2017, the Chisholm student body gathered in the gym to learn about significant battles throughout the First and Second World Wars, pay their respects to Canada’s fallen, and to remember the sacrifices made on our behalf by our service men and women.

Our senior students offered leadership during the assembly as grade  11 and 12 students Abigail,  Miles, Gabe, Kelly, and Natalie all read about Canadian conflicts during the wars. The grade 10 drama class provided a dramatic interpretation of a Canadian Poem, This Was My Brother which allowed the audience to reflect on the family left behind during the war. Students from grade 9, Will and Filip honoured a fallen D-Day soldier by reading his biography and Jakin from Grade 7 honoured a fallen soldier from Vimy Ridge by reading his Victoria Cross Citations. Finally, Abdullah in grade 8 lead the school in the Act of Remembrance and the Commitment to Remember.

During the ceremony of Remembrance, Mr. Crapsi, Mr. Leonard, and Mrs. Moyssakos laid a wreath in remembrance of our Canadian soldiers as did student council representatives Gabe, Miles, and Kelly.

Staff coordinators, Ms. Tomaz, Mrs. Bysics, Ms. Ferrin and Ms. Andrew wish to thank the Chisholm Community for their respect during the Remembrance Day Assembly.

Today we wear a poppy, but we Remember always. Lest We Forget.

 

Alison Andrew

Chisholm Academy Teacher