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 Jamie Pettit
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From: Friday, November 10, 2017 11:05 AM -0500
Subject:Bluewater Remembers
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Remembrance Day continues to be a critically important occasion for both recognition and student learning in Bluewater District School Board.  Students and staff are once again paying tribute in a variety of ways to honour Canada’s brave men and women, who sacrificed their lives during the First and Second World Wars to ensure our freedom and the Canadian lifestyle we are privileged to enjoy today.

With Remembrance Day occurring on Saturday, November 11, 2017, schools are recognizing the heroism and incredible stories of our compatriots during the weeks leading up to and following the occasion.  Some of the many activities that are occurring include school assemblies, student excursions to war veteran exhibits, participation in community ceremonies, poppy themed student art displays in school hallways and entrances, research projects involving the stories of local war heroes, and other curriculum based historical learning opportunities.  Since Remembrance Day coincides with Treaties Recognition Week, some students are also learning about the involvement and unique skill sets of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s war efforts.          

National flags are being lowered at all schools, the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre, and other board locations from the end of the day on Friday, November 10, 2017 until the morning of Monday, November 13, 2017.

Image of soldier silhouettes and poppies with photos of veterans displayed in front office windows at Highpoint Community School Image of student Remembrance Day posters displayed in hallway at Alexandra Community SchoolImage of special guests in the gymnasium at Peninsula Shores District School for a Remembrance Day recognition eventImage of outdoor front entrance at Highpoint Community School with poppy artwork in the side windows
Image of Royal Canadian Legion poppy plaque on the wall in the hallway of Highpoint Community School