Students were able to show and explain what they learned on their recent trip to Europe for the 70th anniversary of D-Day to parents, friends and supporters. Last night at the Parry Sound High School cafeteria, History teacher Rick Lund hosted a presentation which included many recollections from students, pictures, videos, tears, and laughs. One students mentioned that they thought the ceremonies held by the group from Parry Sound was better than the D-Day ceremony itself and Lund explains why the students felt that way.
The Parry Sound ceremonies featured bagpipes by Donald Sanderson, a bugal playing of the last post by Nat Michaelis, the reciting of Parry Sound and Alngonquin Regiment soldiers from both wars, a moment of silnce, and the singing of “Oh Canada”. While the students had they recollections, Mr. Lund, says it was a great experience seeing how the students took in the ceremonies.
This is the second trip in three years where Parry Sound High School students were able to take part in anniversary ceremonies from both Great Wars in Europe and Lund is working towards the next trip to be the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge in 2017.