Remembrance Day 2017

BY JASMINE KAPOOR

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This year, Remembrance Day fell on a Saturday, but that did not prevent MDHS from honouring the day of recognition and patriotism. Through periods one and two, each of the grades were individually called down to the theatre for an assembly. The classes came to commemorate those who gave their lives to war, as well as those who came home with both physical and mental scars of their experience.

To begin the assembly, staff and students watched an emotional video of the personal account of a veteran living with PTSD. Following this, various history class students told the stories of Milton District alumni who went to war and were killed in action. MD’s Dance Team then performed ¨Come Home¨, a heartfelt and touching tribute to the soldiers and lives we remember on this day. The ceremony concluded with MD’s student cadets conducting a salute, the performing of the Last Post, followed by a moment of silence, The assembly ended  with the Rouse.

Remembrance day takes place on November 11th, with a moment of silence “at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. This serves as a memorial and tradition mainly to mark and recognize the end of hostilities in World War I, which occurred on that date and time in 1918. The moment of silence is also a period of time when Canadians reflect on those who have given their lives for their country and freedom. It is a time to hope that one day, the world can become a peaceful place where war will never again be waged, nor destroy the lives of those it affects.

Lest we forget.

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