Orange Shirt Day – “Every Child Matters” at Heroes’ Memorial

By Louise Smith

This past Thursday, September 30, was the first official Truth and Reconciliation Day being held in Canada. The truth about residential schools has been slowly coming out over the past few years and now it will be an acknowledged part of our history going forward.
Many schools encouraged students to wear orange last week. Schools are now including this part of our history in the curriculum. At Heroes’ Memorial quite a few classes made bulletin board displays honouring the lost children.
It is not an easy topic to cover, but it is an important one that teachers and community leaders feel has to be covered so that nothing similar can ever happen again.

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