No Stone Left Alone marks third year in Wetaskiwin

Poppies laid on veteran graves, Nov. 4

For a third annual year the No Stone Left Alone initiative will bring the community together to place poppies on the hundreds of veteran graves located in the City of Wetaskiwin.

This year No Stone Left Alone will take place Nov. 4. Ceremonies will begin at Diamond Jubilee Park at 10:30 a.m.

“Following the ceremony, participants will disperse to one of the following cemeteries, the Wetaskiwin Cemetery — 47th Street and 63rd Avenue — or the Wetaskiwin Memorial Cemetery — 50th Avenue and 54th Street,” said co-organizer Alyssa Coughlan.

“This will be No Stone Left Alone’s third year in Wetaskiwin, and every year so far we have seen an increase of participants laying poppies. Our goal is to one day have enough youth participants to lay a poppy on each of the 450 veteran headstones located in Wetaskiwin. Through our ceremony, we are also hoping to educate people of the military history in Wetaskiwin,” she added.

No Stone Left Alone is a Canadian-wide not-for-profit that works to, each year, have a poppy placed on the headstone of every veteran laid to rest across the country.

“If your family or organization is interested in participating or is currently planning to participate, please contact Stacey Coughlan at 780-362-2409 or nslawetaskiwin@gmail.com, or Alyssa Coughlan at 780-362-0832 for more information. We are also on Facebook at No Stone Left Alone – Wetaskiwin,” said Coughlan.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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