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Morinville Schools Remember

Morinville’s five schools each held Remembrance Day ceremonies Thursday. Morinville Public Elementary School, Morinville Christian School, Ecole Notre Dame Elementary School, Geoerges H. Primeau School and Morinville Community High School held events in honour of Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day. Below are some photo highlights.

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An orchestra student performs during Morinville Community High School’s Remembrance Day ceremony Thursday morning. – Elene Hartman Photo

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MPES Grade 2 student Garrett Ronalds was one of the students to lay a wreath at the Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the school Thursday morning. A student from each layed a wreath while the song Highway of Heroes played. Marching of the flags was performed by students Carter Dillman, Nathan Holmes and Maysen Wedman. Mrs. Hamilton’s Grade Five class recited In Flanders Field and the Grade 4-6 Choir sang Hold on to Hope with music teacher Tanya Crump playing the flute. Abbi Gould recited the poem titled For All Those. Corporal Smith spoke to the teachers, students, staff, family and guests gathered for the service. Smith has served for eight years and completed one tour of Afghanistan.

Guests included RCMP member Mark Mathais, Corporal Michael Smith, Master Corporal Chris Meyer, Retired Corporal Dan Stegmeier, Master Warrant Officer Phil Fader, Legion member Marylou Wagler, Mayor Lisa Holmes, Councillors Brennan Fitzgerald and Stephen Dafoe, Sturgeon School Division Secretary Treasurer Iva Paulik and Sturgeon School Division Trustee Misty Featherly. – Lucie Roy Photo

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Korean veteran John Hamilton spoke to the teachers, students and staff of the Morinville Christian School on Thursday morning for the
Remembrance Day Ceremony. Hamilton was showing a picture of when he joined at the age of 18. He spoke of his time in the service and showed pictures of the cruiser he served on and fielded questions from the students as to why he joined, did he learn any valuable lessons, would he do it over again, did war change him and did he feel it was his duty to go to war. Hamilton said his father and grandfather both served in wars and if he could he would do it again. Hamilton said ” if he was 20 again he would do it again in a minute, but not now I’m too old”. Hamilton said if there was anything he did in his life that was worthwhile, this was it.

Councillors in attendance were Stephen Dafoe and Brennan Fitzgerald.

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A Master Corporal from 1 Field Ambulance out of Garrison Edmonton and RCMP member Cpl Argyll Campbell at the Notre Dame School Remembrance Day Ceremony held Thursday afternoon.

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Liam and Maea Chenier were holding on to the wreath they would lay on behalf of military families at the Notre Dame Remembrance Service held Thursday afternoon.

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Linda Reinholdt was one of the 19 Gateway Big Band Orchestra members that performed 18 musical selections at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Nov. 7. The two sets included Little Brown Jug, Take the A Train, Green Onions, Mack the Knife, Sentimental Journey, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and the encore was In The Mood. Musical director, composer, arranger, vocalist, educator, trombonist and Town of Morinville employee Allen Jacobson sang When I Fall In Love, Night and Day and Fly Me to the Moon and played trombone in the selection Girl From Ipanema. More than 80 people were in attendance for the jazz performance.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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