Youth carry Remembrance Day torch this year

Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)
Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)
Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)
Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)
Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)
Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)
Cole and Clara Hedrick place their painted stones at the Cenotaph in Agassiz. (Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)Cole and Clara Hedrick place their painted stones at the Cenotaph in Agassiz. (Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)
Eavyn and Ava Callaghan arrange their stones in a planter barrel near the Agassiz Cenotaph ahead of Remembrance Day. The Sparks, Brownies and Guides traditionally participated in the march to the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day but had to go a different route this year. (Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)Eavyn and Ava Callaghan arrange their stones in a planter barrel near the Agassiz Cenotaph ahead of Remembrance Day. The Sparks, Brownies and Guides traditionally participated in the march to the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day but had to go a different route this year. (Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)
(Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)(Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)
(Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)(Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)
Myla and Jace Hood pose with more Remembrance Day stones. Local Sparks, Brownies and Guides decorated rocks with poppies, peace signs, hearts and crosses to share with the community. (Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)Myla and Jace Hood pose with more Remembrance Day stones. Local Sparks, Brownies and Guides decorated rocks with poppies, peace signs, hearts and crosses to share with the community. (Contributed photos/ Lisa Hedrick)

Agassiz and Harrison youth kept the tradition alive this Remembrance Day.

The Agassiz Harrison Sparks, Brownies and Guides got creative this year to honour veterans past and present by decorating rocks with poppies, peace signs, hearts and crosses, placing them in the planter barrels near the Agassiz Cenotaph to share with the community.

According to local Girl Guides leader Lisa Hedrick, the youth group traditionally participated in the march to the Cenotaph and have assisted in placing the wreathes in the past. This year, obviously, had to be a bit different.

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“Even during a pandemic, Guiding is still going strong in the community using a virtual platform and take home activities,” Hedrick said. “We work hard to keep our Guiding Spirit strong!”

Meanwhile at Agassiz Christian School, students grades kindergarten through grade 7 painted rocks of their own. Kindergarten/Grade 1 teacher Melanie Victor said the day before Remembrance Day, spreading the message of remembrance throughout Agassiz.

To find out ways to support the local Royal Canadian Legion, visit Legion.ca.


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