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Island students honouring veterans in national campaign

The No Stone Left Alone experience brought 41 Elm Street Elementary School students to their knees Thursday, as they decorated veterans’ graves with poppies in the dewy grass at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Summerside. members of the Summerside Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, who helped the students locate the graves of veterans, included, from left, Herbert McEwen, Jim Steele, and Roy Crozier, who watched Grade 6 student Seth McNeill plant a poppy in remembrance and honour of the veteran who served his country.
Summerside Legion members helping students locate the graves of veterans, included, from left, Herbert McEwen, Jim Steele, and Roy Crozier, who watched Grade 6 student Seth McNeill plant a poppy in honour of the veteran. - Desiree Anstey/Journal Pioneer

The "No Stone Left Alone" campaign involves middle school kids ceremonies at local cemeteries

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – The ‘No Stone Left Alone’ initiative was underway, starting Nov. 1.

The initiative involves middle school students honouring and recognizing the sacrifices that Canadian Military men and women made while serving Canada. In November, ‘No Stone Left Alone’ ceremonies across Canada have students place a poppy on military headstones in Canadian fields of honour.

No Stone Left Alone brought 41 Elm Street Elementary students to their knees Thursday, as they decorated veterans’ graves with poppies at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Summerside.

The Island schedule for the initiative involves:

– Nov. 1: 9:30 a.m., Eliot River Elementary School at Sherwood Cemetery, 355 Sherwood Road, Charlottetown

– Nov. 2: 10:30 a.m., Elm Street Elementary School at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, 289 Rue Winter Street, Summerside

– Nov. 6: 9:30 a.m. Eliot River Elementary School at People’s Cemetery, 110 Kensington Road, Charlottetown

– Nov. 7, 10 a.m. Queen Charlotte Elementary Intermediate School at People’s Cemetery, 110 Kensington Road, Charlottetown

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