Car­bon­ear Academy hon­ours vet­er­ans with Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony

The Compass - - Editorial - BY CHRIS LEWIS chris.lewis@cb­n­com­pass.ca

CAR­BON­EAR, NL — Car­bon­ear Academy spent last Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Nov. 8, hon­our­ing fallen sol­diers dur­ing the school’s Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony.

The cer­e­mony saw stu­dents and staff, as well as fam­ily mem­bers and vet­er­ans gather in the gym­na­sium, where songs were sung, po­ems were read, and mem­o­ries were shared about the sac­ri­fices of both world wars.

The morn­ing be­gan with pre­sen­ta­tions from young stu­dents who spoke on what Re­mem­brance Day meant to them, fol­lowed by a speech from Com­rade Les­lie For­ward of Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 23 in Car­bon­ear.

Later in the morn­ing, sev­eral po­ems were read by stu­dents Hai­ley An­tle, Owen Boyd, Ben Ryan, and Chelsea Hyde, in­ter­min­gled with a per­for­mance of “Let­ters from a Sol­dier” by the grade seven stu­dents, as well as the song “Pit­tance of Time,” sung by Re­becca Sel­lars and Chelsea Hyde.

Fol­low­ing two min­utes of si­lence, var­i­ous mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, as well as vet­er­ans and stu­dents alike, took turns lay­ing wreaths and at­tach­ing pop­pies to crosses.

Be­fore the cer­e­mony came to an end, For­ward was pre­sented with $469 from grade seven and eight stu­dents, who got to­gether as a group to raise money to raise two memo­rial ban­ners along Wa­ter Street in Car­bon­ear for fallen sol­dier’s whose fam­i­lies no longer live in the area.

Keep an eye on The Com­pass’ web­site in the fu­ture to read more about the stu­dents’ ban­ner project.

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Grade seven stu­dents per­formed “Let­ters from a Sol­dier.”

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Stu­dents Chelsea Hyde (left) and Re­becca Sel­lars per­formed Terry Kelly’s “Pit­tance of Time.”

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Stu­dents took turns at­tach­ing pop­pies to white crosses at the front of the gym­na­sium.

EASTERN COM­POS­ITE SER­VICES

Eastern Com­pos­ite Ser­vices’ Long Har­bour op­er­a­tions have been con­sol­i­dated through the pur­chase of a build­ing pre­vi­ously owned by the Ma­her Group of Com­pa­nies.

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Sev­eral vet­er­ans at­tended Car­bon­ear Academy’s Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony.

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The end­ing of the class per­for­mance had some cer­e­mony at­ten­dees in tears.

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