More than 100 students from Newfoundland and Labrador remembered Canada's First and Second World War sacrifices Friday afternoon.
They were among 1,000-plus Canadian youth who participated in the Canada Memorial Student Remembrance Ceremony in London, England.
It took place at the Canada Memorial in Green Park, just to the left of Buckingham Palace.
Zayd Kharaishi, a Grade 9 student at Lakecrest in St. John's, was one of the students to lay a wreath on monument's steps.
He did so with Gordon Campbell, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Melissa Lacharity from Craigflower Elementary in Victoria, B.C.
Asked what he was thinking as he helped place the wreath, Kharaishi said, "A sense of remembrance, a sense of honour and pride in the sacrifice made by these soldiers."
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Veteran Affairs Minister Stephen Blaney was among the dignitaries who addressed the youth.
He said he was honoured by the soldiers' sacrifice, and the students' presence.
"That means so much," he said, adding the event was connecting a heroic generation of the past to the generation of today.
Blaney stressed the importance of remembering the fallen, and not forgetting why the died.
The ceremony was part of the Vimy Ridge 2012 National Student Remembrance Tour organized by EF Educational Tours.
Monday is the 95th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.
For more on Friday's event, see The Weekend Telegram.
Reporter Steve Bartlett is in London as a guest of EF Tours.