More than 200 students in Regina packed St. Theresa’s gymnasium on Monday to pay their respects for the men and women who have served our country.
A Remembrance Day ceremony was held with five members of the Legion Colour Party in attendance.
Alongside the five veterans, was grade eight student Koen Britz.
Britz is a member of the 2370 Royal Canadian Army Cadets in Regina. He was one of two students in cadet uniform.
Britz said this was his third year being a part of his school’s ceremony.
“My uncle was in the military,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to be in the military or be a cop so that’s why (I joined cadets).”
He added it’s a special feeling being the only kid in uniform.
“I’m the only one in this uniform … so just me being the only one in uniform is pretty special,” Britz said. He added that he’s tried to get his friends involved but so far has had no luck as it’s quite time consuming.
Britz said he took a lot away from the ceremony today and plans to join the military once he grows up.
Organizer proud of his kids
Grade seven teacher Marc Yakichuk, who helped organize the assembly, said he couldn’t be more proud of his students along with the rest of the kids during the ceremony.
“It shows me the respect and the responsibility of our student body,” said Yakichuck. “It really shows that people care about Remembrance day and they care about those who served for our country,”
Yakichuk added Remembrance Day holds a special place in his heart as his grandfather fought in World War II. This past week his class has written letter to veterans, researched on various wars Canadians have been involved in and have had veterans come to his class and tell their stories about the war.