Students plant poppies to commemorate First World War

100 poppies planted at cenotaph at City Hall to mark 100th anniversary of the war

City staff and Grade 2 students at John MacLure Community School plant poppies in commemoration of the First World War.

City staff and Grade 2 students at John MacLure Community School plant poppies in commemoration of the First World War.

City staff, veterans, and Grade 2 students at John MacLure Community School gathered in commemoration of the First World War at City Hall on Wednesday.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the war, Mayor Bruce Banman, veterans from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15 and Mrs. Miller’s Grade 2 class planted 100 poppies at the cenotaph at Civic Plaza.

More than 425,000 Canadians serves overseas during the First World War.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Art Turnbull of the Abbotsford legion answers questions from Grade 2 students at John MacLure Community School after they planted poppies in commemoration of the First World War.