With Remembrance Day upon us, many people will visit cemeteries and cenotaphs they haven't frequented for the past year and an Edmonton based initiative is trying to correct that.
No Stone Left Alone encourages students to ensure that every veteran's grave is decorated with a poppy on November 11.
"What we've learned in this, our sixth year, is that all over the world people respect their military in different fashions," explained Randall Purvis, Marketing and Media Manager for No Stone Left Alone. "What we're doing by putting children in graveyards and placing poppies on headstones, we're getting a little bit different feedback from the children on what remembrance means to them."
Purvis was moved by the story on drumhelleronline.com about Eric Dahl and his quest to clean and neaten the graves of veterans in the Drumheller Cemetery.
"When someone like Eric goes out and shows respect for these fieldstones of any kind, military service or someone who's buried in their cemetery, all we can do is support that and suggest it's a great thing that he's doing," he responded.
"That's what this initiative is really about," Purvis continued. "If we can get like minded people simply laying a poppy on the headstone of a veteran or fallen soldier or family member related to a soldier."
For more information on No Stone Left Alone follow this link.

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