No Stone Left Alone begins their remembrance ceremonies today. The non-profit organization began in Edmonton in 2011 with a mission to ensure that those who gave their lives for our freedom are never forgotten.
Randall Purvis is an executive with No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation and he some 2000 Edmonton junior high school students will place poppies on the headstones of fallen soldiers.
“We think that we have a platform that the students are willing to share their opinions and how they feel about just the remembrance act and the respect of the soldiers and we really think that we have an outlet for the kids to show their appreciation for the lives we lead and the gifts that we have in Canada and their respect for the military.”
Purvis broke down the campaign by the numbers.
“There’s about 9000 headstones in Edmonton and there’s about 2000 students, and there’s many more. There’s 6800 students and 104 cemeteries across the country from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island.”
Purvis said that since they began the movement every school that they’ve approached has wanted to participate again. He adds that they are hosting a “Dance to Remember,” fundraiser on November 12th at the Hotel MacDonald. You can learn more by clicking right here.