Elizabeth School students honour local veterans
Posted on November 15th, 2017
Grade 2 students honoured fallen veterans in the Elizabeth Métis Settlement by participating in the No Stone Left Alone campaign. The campaign's vision is to honour fallen military and to educate students of the sacrifice of veterans by placing poppies at their headstones every November. The students carried on the vision honouring fallen soldiers from the Elizabeth Métis Settlement. They paid tribute to Joseph Collins, Albert Cardinal and William Swan by placing poppies on their headstones. Elizabeth School Teacher Laurie Collins says,"It was a very heartwarming and touching moment for these little ones."
No Stone Left Alone was launched in 2011 by Mrs. Maureen G. Bianchini-Purvis in recognition of the sacrifice of the Canadian men and women who have lost their lives in the service of peace, at home and abroad. It became her mission to see that one day all of the soldiers' headstones would have a poppy placed in their honour and the cemetery would resemble the idea of Flanders Fields where the poppies grow "row on row." More information is available on the No Stone Left Alone website https://www.nostoneleftalone.ca/.