On Friday November 10, with the Franco-Albertan, Albertan, Canadian and Legion flags on display and with a backdrop of newspaper clippings relating to Canada’s involvement in the wars and the Canadian veterans who served in those conflicts, Ecole Heritage held its Remembrance Day commemoration ceremony.
An overhead screen also displayed images significant to remembering Canada’s veterans.
Falher Parish Priest, Father Jean spoke at ceremony and the guests of honour were local Veterans Affairs Secretary Yvonne Sawchyn and Second World War veteran Paul-Emile Maisonneuve who has just turned ninety-nine years old.
Maisonneuve was a Sergeant Major who served with the signal core in Normandy. He was involved in codes and ciphers, using the so-called “enigma machine” for decoding German intelligence. Towards the end of the war, his unit was in Germany heading for Kiel.
Paul-Emile Maisonneuve has seven great-grandchildren currently attending Ecole Heritage.
Grade 10 student Joel Beaudoin actied as master of ceremonies at the Remembrance Day event and the Grade 3 students sang the National Anthem.