Schools in and around the Drumheller Valley held services today (Nov. 10) to honour Canadian veterans and others who have served this country over the years.
The Remembrance Day ceremony at Greentree School got underway just after 10:15 a.m. in the school gymnasium.
Temwani Banda was one of two Grade 6 students who emceed.
"It wasn't really my choice, I was picked to do it, but I was fine with it," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "We had to learn our script and talk about it and all that stuff."
"It was pretty fun getting to see all the people who fought for our country," said his co-emcee, Sophia Scott, whose great grandfather served in World War II and was a prisoner of war under the Germans.
Honoured guests for the hour long ceremony included Deputy Mayor Jay Garbutt on behalf of the Town of Drumheller, RCMP Sergeant Kevin Charles and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #22 in Drumheller. Graham Giffin's father Earl, a World War II veteran, joined his granddaughter, Jessica for the service.
There were songs, poetry and other readings by Greentree students. The service concluded with playing of The Last Call and the trooping out of the colours.
Remembrance Day ceremonies were also held at DVSS and St. Anthony's School. A service for the whole community will be held Friday morning at the Badlands Community Facility starting at 10:45.
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