Remembrance Day is symbolized by the artificial poppies that we wear. The poppy comes from the poem In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae, a Canadian doctor who served in the military during World War I. Wearing of the red poppy shows respect and remembrance for the men and women who have served, and who continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict, and peace.
The high school students are provided with a red poppy and a small envelope to make a voluntary contribution to support the veterans and their families. On November 11th the students participate in a Remembrance Day assembly. This helps to provide a better understanding and appreciation what those who have served Canada in times of war, armed conflict, and peace stand for, and what these brave men and women have sacrificed for our country.
Town Centre Private Schools was proud to present a cheque each November to the Veterans Association of Markham.