News from Boissevain School

November 7, 2010

Remembrance Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mr. White @ 5:32 pm

Boissevain School will host their annual Remembrance Day Service on Wednesday of this week (Nov. 10 – 11am)  The service has evolved over the years to become such a valuable event in the school.  This service brings school and community together with a very large student body participation. (Senior Band, Student Governments – HS and MS, Primary Choirs, Legion Color Guard, etc.)  Over the years there have been some powerful reminders and messages sent by the people and videos presented at the Remembrance Day Service.  It certainly is a time to remember those who fought for our freedom but also to think of those who are involved in conflict right now in a peace keeping role, specifically in Afghanistan.  Reflect on past services!  Reflect on what Remembrance day means to you at this time in your life!  Thanks to all students and staff who prepare our Remembrance Day Service in our school.



  1. As I see the things that are done on Remembrance Day over the past few years it startles me to see how little some people respect the integral importance of Remembrance Day. Some simply see it as a holiday while some regard the two minutes of silence and then continue throughout the rest of the day as though nothing else was needed. I believe Remembrance Day should be a day of reflective contemplation and thought. I am glad to see that both the communities of Minto and Boissevain have schools so involved with both Remembrance Day and the community. I believe that Remembrance Day is very important and I am very glad to be a part of a school that stresses the importance of respect and remembrance and hope to see the ceremonies continued in years to come. -E.J.


    Comment by Eric — November 23, 2010 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  2. I think Remembrance Day is a good way to represent who was lost in the war and who it affected. I’m glad that we’re one of the many schools who have ceremonies because it’s respectful to the survivors and families involved with war and it brings awareness to the younger people in our school. It’s sad to think that we have lost over 100 Canadian soldiers to violence and helping America. What’s worse is that America doesn’t respect the Canadian Army enough after what so many have done for them. Lives at risk need a little more respect than a pat on the back.

    Comment by Me — November 23, 2010 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  3. Remembrance Day: What’s it to you?

    I think that Remembrance Day is a day to remember all of what was lost. People and families were hurt, and families lost loved ones. When I think of all the people who have lost family members and it hurts because they will never see them again. The people in the war shouldn’t have gone to Afghanistan because now we have lost over 100 Canadian Soldiers all because we are good people. We have helped the Americans with this war and they haven’t had the decency to apologize for what they had done to the families that lost their loved ones. We will remember the ones who are lost and the ones who are still out there fighting for their lives. We Will Remember.

    (Ashlee Harper)

    Comment by Brett B — November 23, 2010 @ 4:25 pm | Reply

  4. I think that too many people don’t take enough time to think about all the soldiers who fought for our freedom and get too caught up with thinking that this is just a holiday and not remembering all the things they should be. I have been at services every year since I was in Kindergarten and heard so many guest speakers talking about their experiences in the wars and I can’t imagine having to do that. I am very grateful for everything they have done because I know I would never have the strength or courage to do that myself. I appreciate what they have done for us so much.

    Comment by Alana — November 23, 2010 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  5. Remembrance Day is a special day to remember the soldiers and other people who died during the war. I remember in past services, when I was in the Primary choir, and we would sing a song that had sign language actions. I think that gave it more significance, because you could tell that we worked harder to sing and remember the song, and really gave it meaning. Another thing that I remember doing was walking up and putting a little poppy on a cross at the front of the gym. I really like it when the children do that. This year I know that the service will be as good and meaningful as past years.


    Comment by Jennifer Hildebrandt — November 23, 2010 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  6. Remembrance Day is a very significant time of the year. It is a time when our country can come together and pay our respects to the brave soldiers who fought and died for our freedom. I remember when I was younger, not understanding the terrors that those men and women faced in the war all those years ago, but as I get older I can really see how hard that must have been. I think that now with all of that behind us that we should really focus on peace instead of war. I respect those who fought and I truly feel that Remembrance Day is important, but I also feel that it would be the most amazing thing to have our troops return home alive and be able to live the rest of their lives in peace.


    Comment by Willow Dyck — November 23, 2010 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  7. Some people think that Remembrance Day is a holiday. I can’t think of it as a holiday because on every Remembrance Day I have been involved in a service. Ever since kindergarten I have gone to the service at the school. I loved singing in the choir and playing a recorder. My favorite part was when the color party walked in. I used to think it was really cool that these people fought in the war for us and are now in our gym. I still think it is great what they did for us. It’s a great honor to have them at our service and they are much appreciated.

    Comment by CS — November 23, 2010 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

  8. To me man, Remembrance day, is all about the soldiers man. They gave their lives when we refused to give ours, they are the reason we live in freedom. I’m glad we have a chance to remember them, but it is unfortunate they had to give their lives.

    Proofread: EJ
    Written: DM

    Comment by Dallas McDonald — November 23, 2010 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

  9. I think that remembrance day is a time to remember the men and women who took their lives for our country so thats why we should take the time and remember them.

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    Comment by Jack Marshall — November 23, 2010 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

  10. I think that Remembrance Day is a day that we should be remembering the people who made our world what it is today. During the Remembrance Day service, lots of people are bored and complaining, asking when it is going to be over. I think that is wrong. People should be respecting the people that gave their lives for us. If it weren’t for them, who knows what the world would be today. When I was little I didn’t understand anything about the war. But now I understand, and I am very thankful for the people that gave their lives to make our world a better place.

    Comment by Pamela stalk Dublonk — November 23, 2010 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

  11. Remembrance Day is a nice time to remember the soldiers who gave there lives to fight for our freedom. But there are the people who just think of Remembrance Day as that day without school. That is definitely not right. Remembrance Day should always be known as the day to remember the dead soldiers and also the ones who are still alive and fighting for us right now.

    Comment by Dimitri Berbatov — November 23, 2010 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

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      Comment by Dimitri Berbatov — November 23, 2010 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  12. To me, Remembrance Day is important because it is a time reflect on those who have faught for peace in our country even though it has cost many their lives. All of the men and women who were or still are involved in war are very brave and strong people. I always think what I would feel like if my life was at stake everytime I went outside of my house and how I am so thankful we have peace in our counrty. I’m glad that I don’t have to live in fear but only in peace.


    Comment by Hayley — November 23, 2010 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

  13. The service is a very important thing that the school does because it shows that the people that lost there lives are not forgotten. Through the service the younger kids learn about the war and what the people that went across the sea to fight for us and for our freedom. In Minto school we always had a lot of people from the community come and remember with us, we always had the younger grades sing while the older grades set up the hall for the service. As a school this is a very important because everyone needs to remember what happened.


    Comment by Josh Wood — November 30, 2010 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

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