Sunnyside holds memorable ceremony
Last Friday’s Remembrance Day Ceremony at Sunnyside Elementary School, in Stanstead, was one that surely left an impression on the students, reminding them of the significance of the act of Remembrance. The entire school, gathered close together in the music room, sang the national anthem in English and French at the beginning of the ceremony and was followed by the Stanstead Legion’s piper, Andrew Blair, who played a lament.
Representatives from each class then placed wreaths up on the stage while the school’s invited guests, World War II Veteran Donald Taylor, Stanstead Legion president Larry Cuerrier and Mr. Blair, looked on approvingly. Colette
Roy’s class made a presentation about Remembrance in French before teachers Ron Phendler and Heather Webster got out their guitars and led the students in Where have all
the flowers gone.
Principal Steve Weary thanked the students for their good behavior at the end of what can be a long ceremony for very young students, and thanked the special guests for attending, adding: “This helps us keep in mind the importance of this day.”
A Sunnyside French class, with help from principal Steve Weary, made a presentation in French during the ceremony.
Each Sunnyside student had a poppy on their chest, held on by Canadian flag pins.