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On November 11, We Remember

On November 11, We Remember
Posted on 11/10/2023
Remembrance Day "Lest We Forget" graphic with BWDSB logo and poppy field in backgroundRemembrance Day "Lest We Forget" graphic with BWDSB logo and poppy field in backgroundLest we forget.  Remembrance Day on November 11 represents our collective gratitude, recognition, and commemoration of Canada’s veterans, past and present, who have served and sacrificed for the freedoms and lifestyle we are privileged to enjoy today.

In observance of Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Week, Bluewater District School Board students and staff have been attending school assemblies and presentations, creating captivating art displays, and engaging in learning that honours Canada’s war heroes.  National flags are being lowered throughout the weekend at all schools and work sites across the board.

Indigenous Veterans Day on November 8 was also an opportunity to honour First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples who have sacrificed for our freedom through their military service.  It is estimated that over 12,000 Indigenous citizens across the country have volunteered to serve on the front lines during conflicts in which Canada has been involved.

Useful Links
Government of Ontario – Remembrance Day
Government of Canada – Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Week
Government of Canada – Indigenous Veterans
Government of Canada – Black Canadians in uniform — a proud tradition

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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