Giving thanks was a big part of today's Remembrance Day Assembly at school. The students in my class helped sell poppies, bear the flags, lay the wreaths, do the music and cue the digital stories. It is so important to help students understand the symbolism and history of the day. One fifth of our population has a parent(s) who serve in the Armed Forces be it Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. The students take great pride in being part of the ritual. I take great pride in them for doing such a respectful job.