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.

  • Nov. 16, 2016 6:00 p.m.

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.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Nearly $500,000 available for internships with First Nations government

Funds announced through partnership with Northern Development and Government of Canada

Falcons host basketball invitational

40 student volunteers helped support 180 players, 28 games

Atom Stars host hockey tourney

Seven teams from the region clashed sticks

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Police fear fewer fentanyl imports don’t signal the end of the overdose crisis

RCMP say it’s just as likely that criminal are getting more clever

UPDATE: Two people die in ATV accident south of Campbell River

Third person survived attempt to cross a creek

Coal dust escaping rail cars spurs B.C. petition

Local governments are on board with Shuswap resident’s request for better control of escaping particulate

Lawyers slam ‘de facto expulsion’ of student guilty of sexual interference

Calgary student guilty of sexual assault of a minor allowed to finish semester

B.C. NDP set to restructure union bargaining

School trustees to regain control over employer group

New development in missing plane near Revelstoke

The family of Ashley Bourgeault believe they have found a new clue

$130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic

Hot summer ticket: $130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic off Newfoundland

UK’s Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew, engaged

Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank in Autumn 2018

Most Read