Local elementary school organizes Remembrance Day ceremony
The École Internationale du Village held a Remembrance Day ceremony the morning of November 11. Organized by a teacher at the school Heidi Paulin, the sixth-grade students participated in a minute of silence, singing the national anthem, and sharing words and poems they wrote to the veterans and active military who attended the event.
The students had created poppies in their art class that were used in the ceremony and had learned about the significance of Remembrance Day in their courses. Veterans from the Aylmer Legion, along with veterans and active military family members of school staff and students were present at the ceremony.
“The sixth-grade students are learning about significant events that occurred in the 20th century,” said Paulin, whose father Master Adjutant Bernard Paulin, husband Master Corporal Elliot Fauteux and her son Tristan Despart were present for the ceremony. “This ceremony is part of that. We also want to teach the children about the importance of honouring those who made sacrifices for Canada and about Remembrance Day. The kids were very happy and proud to participate today.”
“These ceremonies mean a lot to me,” said Master Corporal Fauteaux. “To be with the kids and have a small ceremony and see everyone face to face. It is even more meaningful because my wife organized it and I got to stand next to my father-in-law.”
Photo: The students, teachers, and veteran guests at the elementary school ceremony.
Photo: Sophie Demers