By Lisa Dalla Vecchia, Communications Manager
Schools across the North Vancouver School District held Remembrance Day ceremonies to honour and remember those who served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace.
At Argyle Secondary, the ceremony included cadets, moving performances by the school’s band and choir groups and piper Dr. Grant Stiver, and student-led presentations in English and French.
Students, staff and special guests listened as Argyle alumnus and Master Sailor Mark Santos shared personal stories from his experiences in the Canadian Armed Forces. He also shared stories about Canada’s involvement in the Korean War, also called the Forgotten War.
Not a sound could be heard during the playing of the Last Post, which was followed by a moment of silence.
Before the ceremony came to an end, Principal Kim Jonat spoke, urging all those in attendance to take time to reflect on what they had heard and seen during the ceremony.
“Remembrance Day is not just about looking at the past; it’s about looking within. Let Remembrance Day inspire kindness, gratitude, empathy and unity in our daily lives. Let us carry the spirit of remembrance with us, ensuring the lessons of the past shape a future of peace and understanding.”