500 students lay poppies on military graves at Transcona Cemetery
No Stone Left Alone has middle school students honour fallen soldiers ahead of Remembrance Day
Hundreds of students packed the Transcona Cemetery Monday morning to lay poppies on the graves of fallen soldiers.
"We stood by a grave and said thank you to our veteran, and we put our poppy down and sang O Canada," said Jordyn Smith, a student at École Regent Park. "It was very sad, but it was very important to go and say thank you because they fought for our country so we could be safe."
Smith's father served in Afghanistan as a combat engineer, so Smith has a personal understanding about the sacrifices veterans make, she said.
An Afghanistan veteran and members of the 38 Canadian Brigade Group were also in attendance for the ceremony.
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