Fort Elementary and Fort Christian students gathered for their Remembrance Day ceremony.
Over 600 students, staff and parents gathered in the gymnasium for a moment of silence, flanked by poetry, songs and stories.
"I think it's a great opportunity to remind our students as to the freedom we have and why we have it," said Fort Christian principal Dave Armbruster. "We are committed as educators to continue to keep that in front of our students and be able to remind them of the importance of remembering."
A number of soldiers from the Edmonton Garrison were in attendance, along with veterans.
"The students of today don't necessarily see the history or how things have evolved," explained Lieutenant-Colonel Jennifer Parker. "I believe it's very important that we continue to educate and inform so that they can continue this honour and this commemorative experience as we move forward."
The soldiers were presented with the Quilt of Honour that the two schools had worked on over the last month.
"This is humbling, it's touching, the fact that the children have put so much effort into this," said Lt.Col. Parker. "The words, you have honour, salute, so many commemorative words displayed on this quilt, it's overwhelming."
Principal Armbruster, along with numerous parents, commented on the excellent, respectful behaviour shown by the students.
The ceremony was held today as students have the day off tomorrow to begin their fall break.