Students remember war veterans

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The Mississauga News

07 November 2008

Mississauga News

By Dominik Kurek

Remembrance Day is coming and students from both Peel and Dufferin-Peel school boards are doing their part to remember our war veterans.

Students from Churchill Meadows Public School will speak to a Canadian soldier stationed in Ottawa about his experience through a live video broadcast.

Brain Masson, a teacher at Christ the King School in Mississauga, has put together a tribute with an exhibit of over 1,000 authentic artifacts. This exhibit is open to the public for viewing Monday and Tuesday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Monday night from 6-8:30 p.m.

A special service, presided by the Adult Faith Team and Father James Roth, will be held at the Catholic Education Centre. There will also be a band and choir performance from the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School.

Ryan Kenny, a St. Joseph Secondary School teacher and army reservist, will speak at his school’s Remembrance Day ceremony about his tour of duty in Afghanistan. The event will include presentations and memorabilia from five other war veterans.

Peel board staff will gather at the HJA Brown Education Centre in Mississauga for a Remembrance Day tribute. It will include readings by staff and performances by students from The Woodlands and Bramalea secondary schools. Students from West Credit’s hospitality program will cater the event.

All Dufferin-Peel schools and other facilities will fly their flags at half staff on Nov. 11.

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