A time to remember in Fort St. James

Community members gathered to remember the courage of those who served in our military and paused for those who died.

  • Wed Nov 16th, 2016 6:00pm
  • News

Girl Guides from Fort St. James take part in the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Spirit Square on Nov. 11.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Hundreds gathered in Fort St. James on Nov. 11.

Community members gathered to remember the courage of those who served in our military and paused for those who died and made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Bruce MacDonald spoke at the ceremony.

A parade of community members made their way to Spirit Square including: members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Nak’azdli Band, the RCMP, the Fort St. James Fire Department, Mayor Rob MacDougall and members of the Girl Guides of Canada.

“We must remember them, those who served and those who continue to serve today. We must remember them so we don’t repeat,” MacDonald said.

Poems were read by the Brownies and Girl Guides including John McCrae’s iconic poem, In Flanders Fields, a poem that continues to echo throughout the country and touch every Canadian on this day.

All those who served and continue to serve including soldiers from Fort St. James were remembered and honoured.

Wreaths were laid by various community members as the song “Highway of Heroes” by the Trews played in the background on a bright sunny autumn day.