On Thursday November 10th, Bodwell held its annual Remembrance Day Assembly in honour of those who have lost their lives in conflicts and war across the globe. This years ceremony was extremely emotional with speeches from our honoured veteran guests, Mr. George Andersen and Captain Vicki Ferg.

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Highlights from Bodwell’s 2016 Remembrance Day Assembly

Remembrance Day - Canadian Flag

O CANADA!

Lt. Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille

Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

Lt. Colonel John McCrae 1872-1918

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Remembrance Day Assembly

Thanks to: Ms. Weiss, Mr. Chiu, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Smith. Ms. Canderan, Mr. Hallis, Mr. Burnett, Ms. S. Scott, Mr. Nissen, Bodwell Band students, Bodwell Choir students, Ms. Ferrajohn, Ms. Dosman, Mr. Davies, Ms. Brown, Ms. C. Lee, Mr. O’Neill, Tapestry 8/9 students, Craft Club students, Ms. Chen, Ms. K. Thomas, Mr. Situ, Mr. Macintosh, Ms. Nichols, Ms. Fung, Ms. M. Ladd, Bodwell Art and Drama students, Members of Royal Canadian Legion Brand 118, Piper K. Banta, Mr. G. Andersen, Captain V. Ferg.

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