By 2021, No stone left alone The ceremonies will look different than in previous years. But we remain steadfast in our commitment to honor the men and women of Canada’s armed forces. Indeed, it is in these times of struggle that his contributions, both past and present, become clearer and resonate even more deeply with Canadians.
We have a tremendous opportunity right now to connect with Canadian youth about surrendering ourselves and sacrificing for the common good, those things that are the hallmark of all who serve.
Young Canadians are experiencing sacrifices now in a way that most never have. At school and at home, they are discussing ways their actions can impact their world and protect their communities. Your understanding of these concepts is deepening and expanding.
NSLA commemorations will take place across Canada this November. But to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, in most cases, the ceremonies will not be open to the public. And sadly, with only a few exceptions, students will not be able to visit the tombstones together to lay poppies. Instead, they will participate from their classrooms in various ways; making a wreath for volunteers to place in their cemetery, participating in a virtual discussion with a veteran via videoconference, or creating a “Wall of Remembrance” where they place poppies in honor of veterans in their community.
On this, the 11th anniversary of No Stone Left Alone, we invite you to join us for a live performance of our memorial service from Beechmount Cemetery in Edmonton, the birthplace of NSLA. It will be broadcast live on The Canadian News.
“Sometimes many of us tend to take our freedom for granted, and we must all remind ourselves that it has never been that way naturally! Men and women have sacrificed their own family, their youth, their education and much more for the sake of peace and happiness for future generations ”.
Tezza, 9th grade, participant in NSLA ceremony