Rudolph Hennig Junior High students held their Remembrance Day ceremony Friday morning (Nov.9).
One of the students, Peighton Pye, also a cadet member, held back tears as she read the poem Please Wear A Poppy to the assembly.
"Remembrance Day is a time to remember all those that were lost fighting for their country," said Pye. "My dad, he was in the armed forces for seven years."
The Grade 9 band class started off the ceremony by playing O Canada. Members of the military and enforcement services were then formally introduced.
"I think it's important for the kids to take a moment and remember and acknowledge why they have their freedom," said Mandy Adams, a Rudolph Hennig teacher and one of the organizers.
Local cadets joined veterans in the laying of the wreaths and the ceremony closed with Grade 8 students performing a commemorative dance.
The local junior high school was one of many holding Remembrance Day ceremonies in the area.
For details on Fort Saskatchewan’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday check here.