Veterans' Week is a time to honour, celebrate, remember and thank all those who have served and are currently serving Canada in times of war, military conflict and peacekeeping missions. This year’s theme is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
As the Veterans Affairs Canada website points out, all Canadians, especially youth, are asked to make remembrance more than something you feel - make it something you do by taking an active role in commemoration. Schools in the Strait Region take time to remember through a variety of activities including, but not limited to, in-class discussion and instruction; reading, writing and art activities; as well as displays.
Taking part in remembrance activities develops a deeper understanding of the sacrifices and achievements of those who have served and continue to serve. Although commemoration will look a bit different this year due to the pandemic, there are many ways to commemorate Remembrance Day, November 11, and Veterans' Week 2020 including observing one minute of silence, watching a Remembrance Day ceremony online or on television, reading a book, speaking with and thanking a Veteran or Legion Member or wearing a poppy above your heart. The important thing is to take time to remember.
The Strait Regional Centre for Education extends sincere thanks to all veterans and Royal Canadian Legion members who give so generously of their time to help students in the Strait Region develop a deeper understanding of remembrance and of the sacrifices and achievements of those who served and continue to serve Canada.
For more information, please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada web site and in particular the Remembrance section of materials.