On November 10th, schools across Rocky View Schools (RVS) will pause for annual Remembrance Day ceremonies to remember the sacrifices made by the Canadian Armed Forces in times of war and peace.

Additionally, Veterans Week (Nov. 5-11) and National Indigenous Veterans Day will be observed by RVS (Nov 8). Indigenous peoples have long contributed to Canada's defence, and many have even fought in uniform in more recent wars like the Korean War and the First and Second World Wars. Up to 12,000 Indigenous people are thought to have participated in the major conflicts of the 20th century, with at least 500 of them tragically losing their lives, according to Veterans Affairs Canada.

“On this 103rd Remembrance Day, our school communities have an important opportunity to honour the valuable contributions of all Canadians who serve and have served in the defence of this country, through ceremonies and other special commemorative events,” said Superintendent of Schools, Greg Luterbach. “Remembrance Day, Veterans’ Week and National Indigenous Veterans Day are chances for all of us to take some time to remember and reflect on the contributions of our brave military.”

All schools in RVS will hold Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 10.

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