Sun­ny­side holds mem­o­rable cer­e­mony

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

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.”

pho­tos Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

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