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Sudbury High School war heroes recognized

On Monday, November 12, 2018, staff and students of Sudbury Secondary School will host a special Remembrance Day ceremony to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice. The ceremony will take place at 10:15 am in the school’s Sheridan Auditorium.

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #76, Constable Denis Grimard of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Sergeant Ghislain Cotton of the Canadian Armed Forces will be in attendance. The ceremony will pay homage to those who fought for our rights and freedoms, including 11 courageous men from Sudbury High School who gave their lives during the First World War: Wilfrid Carroll, Felix Clemow, John L. Curley, Vernor DeMorest, Harry Greenwood, William Irving, Guy Johnson, Russell McIntyre, Joseph Potter, Maurice Rowat and Wesley Tuddenham.

A plaque at the school commemorates their dedicated service. As well, the school librarian has researched their contributions. The service will include a smudging ceremony, the singing of “O Canada,” a presentation of colours, and special readings of “In Flanders Fields” by Major John McCrae and the Northern Ontario military history. Students, including two cadets, will perform “The Last Post” and “Reveille” and guests will watch a video presentation.

“As we mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, we welcome the opportunity to highlight the many achievements, contributions and sacrifices of brave Canadians, locally and nationally, both past and present,” says Heather Downey, Principal of Sudbury Secondary School. “We will always remember.”