Some 2,000 students will be paying respects to fallen veterans this month as part of the No Stone Left Alone program.
Launched in 2011, the program has participants gather for a short ceremony before they place poppies on the headstones of Canadian veterans. As they place each poppy, they say the fallen soldier’s name out loud.
In-person ceremonies are taking place all over the province, including various locations in Edmonton and Calgary. Many schools are also attending from a distance, with students watching a livestream ceremony on Nov. 4. Many schools have also planned to paint poppies on stones and rely on volunteers to take them to veterans’ cemeteries.
For more information on the program, including classroom resources, visit www.nostoneleftalone.ca. ❚