Remembrance Day at Wadena Elementary School
Our yearly Remembrance Day program took place on November 10th.  It followed a traditional agenda starting with O Canada and The Lord’s Prayer.   We then welcomed staff, students and honorable legionaires … Mr. Chorney, Mr. Pitstick, Mrs. Peace, and Mrs.Holmstrom.   We were fortunate to have Mrs. Nelson, one of  our staff members, play the trumpet  for The Last Post and Reveille.  
Our program always focuses on students leading the Remembrance Day program.  This year our grade ones, along with the grade fives and sixes had the pleasure of bringing Remembrance Day to life.
To begin the program ‘A Time for Peace’ was sung by the grade fives and grade sixes.  The grade ones presented an acrostic poem called ‘Why We Remember Remembrance Day’ and then sang ‘A Song for Peace’.  The grade fives and sixes sang a beautiful song ‘In Flanders Field’ in a call and response form.  
We watched the video, ‘A Pittance of Time’, which focused on how important it is to take time and remember those that fought or continue to fight for our freedom.  
As the students presented poppy money to the Legion members, ‘This Little Light of Mine’ was sung by the grade fives and grade sixes.  
A local Legion member then announced the poster, poetry and essay contest winners.  The program closed with the  singing ‘God Save the Queen’.