Yesterday, Mike participated in the No Stone Left Alone ceremony in Wetaskiwin. The founder of the event, Maureen Bianchini Purvis, had laid a poppy on her mother’s grave for years because her mother was a WWII Veteran. Her daughters then asked her why the others didn’t get a poppy, and so they began working to make sure that all veterans’ graves were honoured and remembered. No Stone Left Alone officially began in 2011, and the vision was to get youth involved in remembering those who gave their lives in the service of Canada. The ceremony in Wetaskiwin was attended by many young people including two 4-H clubs and the Wetaskiwin Sabers football team.
After the ceremony at the cenotaph in Jubilee Park, Mike visited the Wetaskiwin Cemetery where many of the participants gathered and laid poppies on each veteran’s grave.