I sincerely appreciate the efforts of the people in organizing and the running the NSLA (No Stone Left Alone) ceremony. This event would not have happened without the team effort. I want to extend my thank you to all of you.
Firstly, to thank Ray Likte for accompanying me on this journey.
The Grade 6 students that were explained about the ceremony and taught how to do a proper salute, They did a great job.
The Volunteers who came out Sunday night to help plant flags at the foot of each grave.
The Volunteers from Branch # 7 who brought out and set up the sound system. Chairs were brought from the Branch so that the Veterans were able to sit at the Cemetery. Poppies were handed out to all those in attendance.
When the buses arrived, they were greeted by both Darlene Beddington & Ray who provided instructions to the students.
Tova Anderson made and donated a bag of stones with hand painted poppies on each. These were given to number of students and some of them were placed on the grave stones. A very special touch.
The Colour Party, with representatives from the Branch and Ladies Auxiliary, were marched in by Sergeant -At-Arms Sheri Armour.
Sgt. Jason Martin, RCMP for lowering and raising the flag during the ceremony.
Scott Stroh, Afghanistan Veteran who brought his tribute truck, always a hit.
48th Brigade Group for being such a visible part of the ceremony and for their continued service to our Country.
Cornelius Thiessen who offered to take pictures and has posted some on Facebook.
President Sharon Mortimer of Branch # 7 for being available to open the hall for the numerous meetings and for being part of the agenda.