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Ladysmith Secondary reflects on Remembrance Day in pandemic times

‘In these challenging times, we need to find new ways to honour those who gave their lives,’ says student writer

By Jozie Lewis

grade 9 LSS student

Every year our school gets together and we remember those who fought for us, those who gave their lives trying to bring peace to our country. It is a solemn day full of heavy conversations and thoughts. In past years, we would have a veteran come to the school and talk about Remembrance Day, what it means to them, and why it is important. Since COVID-19, formal ceremonies have been different. Instead of our usual school assembly, we must do the whole ceremony over Zoom. Sitting in a space with over six hundred students plus all of the teachers and staff during our two minutes of silence is a very powerful thing. No one is talking or moving, everyone is sitting quietly, thinking back to those who died protecting our country. Sitting in a room with thirty students and listening to the zoom ceremony does not have the same effect. Oftentimes it is hard to hear the speaker and we often face some sort of technical difficulty. I do not know the solution to this problem however I do know we can do better. Honouring Remembrance Day is very important and in these challenging times, we need to find new ways to honour those who gave their lives so that we could live to see another day.

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