Students at St. James Catholic High School in the Wellington Catholic District School Board have teamed up with the Guelph Legion to ensure that veterans are being properly remembered.
After the legion realized that the crosses used each Remembrance Day to commemorate those who participated in past wars were a little worse for wear, they called on the students in the school’s Integrated Technology class to help.
“They were really enthusiastic to start the project,” said St. James teacher Frank Huarte. “They’re really proud to be a part of it.”
The crosses, 162 in total, commemorate the soldiers and peacekeepers who fought in the First World War, Second World War, Korean War and Afghanistan.
“They always say one thing, they always want one thing — to be remembered,” said Wellington Catholic District School Board trustee Joe Tersigni, of the veterans.
The crosses — white with a red poppy on them — were originally made by legion member Jacques De Winter five years ago. The students are giving the crosses a refresh by sanding, painting and varnishing them.
Let’s all thank these students for their contribution to remembering our veterans.