News, Remembrance Day

No Stone Left Alone honoured Canadian veterans with a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony

The foundation held a live stream on Global News’ YouTube channel

Words by Sacha Kingston-Wayne

Video by Shadai Scoburgh

Story Map by Arundhati Kaul

“In 2011, the No Stone Left Alone Foundation was founded here in Edmonton with the goal of recognizing every Canadian life lost in the service of peace, at home and abroad,” said Edmonton mayor Don Iveson, as part of No Stone Left Alone’s live-streamed “Remembrance Ceremony”.

No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation (or NSLA) was founded for the purpose of honouring veterans of Canada’s military. The live stream was a virtual edition of NSLA’s annual Remembrance Day tradition, wherein children typically gather to memorialize every fallen soldier with a poppy. The stream was hosted by Global News’ YouTube channel and held at Beechmount Cemetery in Edmonton. 

Because of COVID-19, this year’s NSLA ceremony was not open to the public. The ceremony was also run by a smaller group of volunteers than in previous years, according to My Lloydminister Now

One of the speakers at the ceremony was Sherry Clark, the mother of a fallen Canadian soldier. “While this year’s event may be different, it is no less important. Virtually or in person, another soldier is being remembered, another soldier is being thought of,” said Clark. 

Sherry Clark addresses Canadians during No Stone Left Alone’s live-streamed “Remembrance Ceremony” (Screenshot: Global News)

According to NSLA’s website, 12,297 students placed 64,503 poppies in 121 cemeteries in 2019. 

November 13, 2020

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