In honour of Remembrance Day, schools across Niagara Catholic have been preparing for civic and school services by discussing the role of Canadian soldiers in our wartime and peacekeeping service. Today we honour Cpl. Tyler Crooks, a Lakeshore Catholic High School graduate who was killed on his 24th birthday in Afghanistan, and all those who have made the supreme sacrifice in wartime and as peacekeepers in troubled nations around the world.
On November 8th, Major Corporal Richard Irvine and his son, Ordinary Cadet Matthew Irvine, paid a visit to Alexander Kuska Catholic Elementary School in Welland to talk about the the importance of Remembrance Day. The students also participated in Remembrance Day crafts.
We honour all those who served to protect peace and freedom around the world, especially those who gave their lives to protect the rights and freedom of others. Our flags fly in half-staff in their honour.