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Photos: Hundreds of New West students lay poppies at remembrance ceremony

New Westminster elementary-aged kids participated in the annual "No Stone Left Alone" event at Fraser Cemetery.

Honouring Canadian military members, both living and those that sacrificed their lives for freedom.

That's whom hundreds of New Westminster elementary school students recognized this morning, Nov. 3, during a pre-remembrance ceremony at Fraser Cemetery (100 Richmond St.), known as No Stone Left Alone.

Poppies were laid at the final resting places of fallen military members during the seventh annual event by more than 350 kids in Grades 2 to 5 from New West schools, including Skwo:wech Elementary, Ecole Herbert Spencer Elementary and Urban Academy.

The students were joined by youth cadets and representatives from the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps 2316 and St. John Ambulance, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Canadian Armed Forces reservists of The Royal Westminster Regiment.

"'No Stone Left Alone' is an educational initiative involving youth across Canada with the simple act of placing a poppy on military headstones to honour and recognize the sacrifices that Canadian military men and women made while serving Canada," reads a news release of the ceremony.

As well, Greg Kennelly, BSc, FCCPM, a reservist flight cadet also attended the New West No Stone Left Alone ceremony.

The 83-year-old served with 443 "City of New Westminster" (Aux) Squadron and UBC Squadron (University Reserve) from 1957 to 1960.