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No Stone Left Alone Foundation recognizes Reston School

Memorializing veteran graves became more than a school project for Reston students.
Cpt. Derek Millard (right) with Reston School Gr. 11 & 12 class at Reston Cemetery in November 2022.


Reston School has been recognized as the Community Showcase School by the No Stone Left Alone Foundation for their work over and above.

In November there were 226 ceremonies nationwide with over 9700 students honoring nearly 80,000 headstones in 168 communities. In the NSLA December newsletter Reston School was acknowledged for all the extra work put in to identify veterans in our local cemeteries, says Kim McKenzie, Reston School’s librarian and a key volunteer in the project. 

This would not have been possible without the many community members who helped identify and mark over 170 headstones of veterans buried in Reston, Pipestone, Tilston and Sinclair cemeteries. This was a memorable project for not only the Grade 11 & 12 students who participated but the veteran families who shared their stories.

Thanks to Mrs. Kim MacKenzie, Mrs. Elana Wray (Reston teacher), Captain Derek Millard, Mrs. Verna Olenick, Mrs. Alice Paul, Mr. Ken Moore and all the community volunteers who made this project so rewarding for the students and the communities also. A very special thanks to our veteran families who shared photos and stories of their loved ones who sacrificed for us all.

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