Remembrance Week is fast approaching and once again our school will be honoring our veterans for the sacrifices made during war at our annual St. Kateri Remembrance Day Liturgy on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 10:45am. We would like to give our St. Kateri families an opportunity to talk about the inheritance of peace which has been given to us by our veterans. We would like our children to realize that it was our grandmothers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, great-grandmothers, uncles, aunts, and great uncles and great aunts, moms and dads who served in these wars. Many of us are the descendants of the soldiers who fought for peace for their country (whichever that may have been), for their children and for their children’s children. We are all grateful to these veterans for their service. We must and we will remember.
We are inviting you to find out the names of the veterans in your families. Write down the information you can obtain and return the form(s) to school with one of your children. Do not be concerned if you do not have all of information on a veteran, such as rank or regiment. Usually someone in the family will know at least where they served whether it be Pacific, Atlantic, Italian front, so on so forth. You can request Canadian information (military service records) by contacting Library and Archives Canada at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-909.011- e.html. Please note that Canadian soldiers who have lost their lives in active duty are named in the Book of Remembering. This information is available on our Veteran’s web page which is www.vac-acc.gc.ca. Information on the location of each soldier’s grave site is also available. If you have a family member who is currently serving with any peacekeeping mission, you may find these listed on the Canadian Forces web page.
If you have names of veterans in your family who fought for a country other than Canada, please include them as well! Their sacrifice is also deserving of reflection.
Any child that is involved in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Cadets, Highland Dancing and/or any other group or activity that has a service and/or military affiliation are invited to play a very important part in our Remembrance Day Liturgy. This liturgy will take place on Wednesday, November 6th at 10:45pm. These students will participate in the colour party as we open our service. They are asked to bring their uniforms to school on that day and to change into them at morning recess. Questions and/or confirmation of participation can be directed to Mrs. Alissa Baker. Please send an e-mail to Mrs. Baker confirming your child’s participation by Friday, November 1st. Please include the child’s name and class. We cannot guarantee that late confirmations will be accepted to participate in the liturgy. We look forward to this celebration with an air of solemnity and thanksgiving for the sacrifices made on behalf of our country by the dedicated members of our Canadian Forces as well as sacrifices and military efforts from elsewhere in the world.
Please have ALL veteran information forms handed in to M. Adedeji no later than Friday, November 1, 2019. We cannot guarantee that forms handed in after this will be added to the slide show presentation.
Please see the attached documents.
Many thanks to you and your families for your participation.