By Karen Idzik
for the enterprise news
Students at Kenilworth Public School all participated in a Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9, at 11am.
The ceremony was opened with a Colour Party led by Harriston Legion Branch 296 members Sharon and Joe Legate, who have grandchildren at KPS.
The ceremony itself was led by Grade 6 students Joshua Burr and Rebecca Anderson.
They opened with a scripture reading, followed by “O Canada” and “God Save the Queen.”
A welcome was offered by the students, and then everyone sang “A Candle for Remembering.”
The choir, made up of around 30 students, sang “Why Should I Remember” and “A Soldier’s Cry.”
The Grade 1/2 class recited a poem “See a Little Poppy” and then “Pittance of Time,” a song and video by Terry Kelly, was shown.
The Grade 2/3 class recited a poem “I Will Never Know,” and then Joshua and Rebecca gave a number of reasons why young people should remember what the soldiers did.
The Grade 4/5 class did a recital of “In Flander’s Fields” with a short play in the background, followed by a recital of “Through a Child’s Eyes” by the Grade 5/6 class.
The two MCs read off a list of all the names of soldiers who gave their lives from Arthur Township, followed by the Last Post, Silence, and Reveille.
The Lord’s Prayer was recited, followed by the “Ode of Remembrance.”
A candle, which had been lit near the beginning of the ceremony, was extinguished, and all the students filed quietly out of the room.