Two special memorials to Boissevain’s veterans achieved their goal of connecting school students to their past and the sacrifices of those who went to war.
On Tuesday, November 5, Boissevain School students, staff, school division and municipal officials, Legion members and the public participated in ceremonies at both the cemetery and the cenotaph. It was inspired by the No Stone Left Alone program, which places poppies on the graves of veterans to remember them. Teacher Rylee Woods was an organizer of the local version, and said all went well at both locations.
“Everything went well today, even though the weather was a bit brisk, the sun was shining and I couldn’t have asked for more in that regard!” Woods stated.