On November 11th, the students and staff of Bond Academy and Bond International College attended the annual Remembrance Day ceremony, and showed our appreciation to the veterans and people who still serve for Canada.
The ceremony commenced with the school band performing “O Canada”, as all in attendance stood in respect. The melodious voices of the Bond Junior and Senior Choirs touched everyone and reflected the wish for world peace.
A poem named “New Generation Veterans” was ready by two Bond Grade 9 students, Michelle and Aidan.
This year, Bond invited Corporal Jeremy Burns from 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, as the guest speaker to give a speech during the ceremony. He shared his own experience of serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan from October 2009 to May 2010.
Major Paul Preikschas introduced the history of Remembrance Day and the reason why people wear a poppy on this day using two music videos.
After a moment of silence, two students, Isabel from Grade 1 and Joanne from Grade 8, laid the wreath for all Bond students and staff. The ceremony ended with the Bond Senior Choir singing “God Save the Queen”.
Lest we forget!
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