St. Patrick's Catholic High School has received the Royal Canadian Legion Friendship Award in recognition of the school's work last November to build an exact replica of the Sarnia Cenotaph. It was the focal point of the Legion's Remembrance Day services to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
The service, which is normally held at the cenotaph, was moved indoors to avoid any complications that may have been caused by poor weather. It was attended by more than 2,000 people.
The Legion's Friendship Award exists to "...honour and recognize individuals and organizations, who have rendered assistance, service or cooperation to the Legion, beyond that which could normally be anticipated or expected."
In the photo, teacher Matt Abbott accepts the award on behalf of the staff and students of St. Patrick's Catholic High School from Royal Canadian Legion representatives Lynn Mathieson and Les Jones.