Remember and Honour
Into the Arms of Home - Remembrance Day 2021 - November 10th
Virtual Program – Hosted by Mr. Grantham’s Grade 5 & 6 Class
This year’s Virtual Remembrance Day program is inspired by Alan Doyle’s song “Into the Arms of Home”. Crafted to be meaningful for children, youth, adults and elders, the theme "Into the arms of home" that features in the film, is both universal and personal. Mr. Grantham and his students have been exploring the meaning of home and how that can mean different things for different individuals. Along with the ceremonial moment of silence, playing of Last Post, and laying of wreaths, the program invites viewers to explore the meaning of “Home” and ”Remembrance" for themselves.
The video will be released on the school website for public viewing on Wednesday, November 10 at 9 am. Everyone, family, friends, and community members are invited to participate virtually. BRE students will participate in classes on November 10th at 11 am.
Scenes of the film were shot on location at Brackendale Elementary School and at the Cenotaph in Stan Clark Park. Guest appearances include Nelson Winterburn, (pictured above) Royal Canadian Legion member, who shares his experience serving in the Navy and Yvonne Brekke, Indigenous Support Work, who shares her reflections on her grandfather’s service during the War. Thank you to Mr. Grantham, Mr. Winterburn, Ms. Brekke and students for teaching us about the significance of Remembrance Day.