A Service of Remembrance

A solemn and moving Remembrance Day assembly was held on November 8 to honour the men and women who served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. The assembly, attended by Crescent students, staff and parents, featured poignant words and heartfelt performances, including Upper School's symphonic band and wind ensemble, Lower School’s classroom choirs, actors from the Grade 6 and 10 drama classes, and Head Boy Tehseen Dahya, who recited In Flanders Fields.

With Dr. Sandra Boyes conducting and Ms. Anne Fraser-Burke accompanying, Crescent's Men and Boys' Choir performed three songs. Mere hours later, the entire troupe flew overseas for their 20th anniversary European choir trip, with planned performances in Edinburgh, York, Cambridge and Windsor/London.  

Michael Belmont ’27 gave a haunting rendition of The Last Post and The Rouse as the names and photos of Crescent alumni who died serving our country in World War I and II appeared on the screen. After the assembly, Grade 3 students visited the Crescent War Memorial in the Manor Courtyard. This annual tradition, led by Mr. Gord Wotherspoon, pays tribute to these fallen alumni memorialized on the granite stone.