The students of Sherwood Heights will be welcoming a guest speaker from The Memory Project over the next two weeks. Captain Sarah Keller will be speaking to grade eight and nine leadership students as well as selected social studies classes on October 23 and November 1.
The Memory Project is an initiative of Historic Canada. It is a volunteer speakers' bureau that arranges for veterans and Canadian Forces member to share their stories of military service at school events across Canada. The project's speakers have reached 2.1 million Canadians since 2001.
Captain Keller currently lives in Sherwood Park and attended junior and senior high school in our community. She has been in the Canadian Army for just over 21 years and was deployed on several operations, both here in Canada (primarily support during natural disasters) and overseas (the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan). She holds the rank of Captain in the Regular Force and works as a registered nurse in the 1 Field Ambulance military unit, based in Edmonton.
Sherwood Heights' leadership students are proud to be part of the No Stone Left Alone initiative. Meeting and listening to Captain Keller's experiences is an important opportunity for them as we remember those who have served in our armed forces.