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LCHS students watching Retired Sgt. Richard Dixon speak. (Tara Dixon, submitted)

LCHS remember vets virtually

Local high school students and staff were able to remember lost troops with a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony.

With ceremonies going online this year, Lloydminster Comprehensive High School followed suit in order to follow current health guidelines.

Instead of having veterans coming in, a ceremony was live-streamed from the Student Services area to all the classrooms and included a candle lighting.

The stream had a technology media teacher controlling the camera, a student trumpeter, a teacher who said a prayer and the veteran speaker, retired Sgt. Richard Dixon, who was a medical technician in the Canadian Armed Forces.

One of the ceremony’s organizers and teacher Tara Dixon felt students were more engaged compared to other events due to the intimate setting.

“There weren’t as many distractions, they were all watching the screen. It was also nice for the speaker because he didn’t have to talk in front of a room of 1000 people,” said Dixon.

She said it was important to continue the event or else people may forget about the sacrifices made for the country.

“If we put it out of our minds, then there’s a possibility that something like that could happen again. That’s the whole goal with remembrances to keep those memories alive.”

The Royal Canadian Legion #39 is set to stream a Remembrance Day ceremony through their Facebook page at 10:45 a.m. next Wednesday.

 

 

About Tre Lopushinsky

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting. During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams. Some residents may know him as being the "giant employee" in the community for the past two years. Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

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