Ottawa Girl Guides honour fallen soldiers
On Saturday, Ottawa Girl Guides placed poppies on the headstones of fallen soldiers at the National Military Cemetery. It was part of a special ceremony marking the start of Veterans' Week.
No Stone Left Alone is a vision that started 12 years ago to educate the youth and place poppies on all military headstones, including the nearly 11,000 laid to rest in Ottawa.
"They learn not only about the sacrifice of the individual soldier, but they also learn about the sacrifice of the family, the sacrifice of the veterans, and the sacrifice of everyone who knows a Canadian Armed Forces member," said Nick McCarthy, Ontario Regional Coordinator with No Stone Left Alone.