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In pictures: Act of Remembrance meaningful for students

Looking for ways to make the practice of remembrance meaningful for students, the flag planting was inspired by the 3rd annual Operation Raise a Flag campaign at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre with the students planting 300 trees in the Remembrance Garden.

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Looking for ways to make the practice of remembrance meaningful for students, the flag planting was inspired by the 3rd annual Operation Raise a Flag campaign at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre with the students planting 300 trees in the Remembrance Garden. The school is the first to adopt the campaign and it is hoped that this simple act of remembrance will provide a special thank you and smiles to those who served our country.

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From left, grade 2 students Jessica Hayes, Patricia Giancola and Lili Gray, wait their turn to plant flags. A school-made video of the children taking part in the Raise a Flag initiative will be presented to the 500 veterans who live at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, Canada’s largest veteran’s care facility. Canadians can take part in the online campaign at www.raiseaflag.ca.

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Grade 4 student, Yaseen Rahman, 4, plants a Canadian flag in the Remembrance Garden at The Country Day School in King City, ON. on Nov 1 2013.

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Flags planted by students cover the ground near the flag poll at Country Day School in King City, ON.

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Students from the Country Day School in King City, ON., plant flags beside the school's flagpole on Nov 1 2013.

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Grade 2 student Tom Mercer plants a Canadian flag in the Remembrance Garden.

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A student plants a flag beside the school's flagpole on Nov. 1 2013.

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Students from the Country Day School plant flags beside the school's flagpole.

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Students plant flags beside the school's flagpole.

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Grade 5 student, Michael Shlepov, pauses after planting a Canadian flag in the Remembrance Garden at The Country Day School.

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