The staff and students gathered in the gym and cafeteria at 11:00 on Friday November 9th to pay respect to Canada's veterans. The students heard a reading of "In Flander's Fields", watched a video produced by Massey students and remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice with a moment of silence.
At eleven o’clock every November 11th, we as a school come together to honour the men and women of our Canadian Armed Forces past, present and future. Since we as a school community come from a multitude of nationalities war has in some way touched us all. Therefore the vet has a special place in our lives. He is a peacekeeper and a peacemaker, and we shall forever be in their debt. That respect comes from participating in Remembrance Assemblies, wearing poppies and creating works of art that will stand the test of time. Massey is Remembrance.
-Mr. K. Garlick
Local Veterans Speak on Remembrance Day. Video by Massey Student Frank Varga.
Many people say that with every generation
less and less people remember those who fought, those who are fighting, and
those who will fight. The other day during the Remembrance Day assemblies at
Massey, this idea was proved wrong. Not only did around 1700 students attend
these assemblies, but not a single one these students destroyed the solemnity of
these events. Adding on, the two assemblies were nearly completely student run,
with teachers taking a backseat as facilitators for the events. This allowed the
assemblies to be much more personal for the students watching, hence evoke a
lot more emotion. It is through these emotions that I am able to easily that,
we will remember.
-Frank Varga (Student)
Students gather in the gym to pay respect to our veterans at the Remembrance Day Ceremonies.
Cadet Lamont carries the flag for the Remembrance Day Ceremonies.