Remembrance Day 2014

Remembrance Day in Fort St. James 2014 was attended by hundreds of residents who braved the cold to show their respects.

REMEMBRANCE: A solider salutes to his fallen comrades at the Fort St. James remembrance day ceremony on Nov. 11.

 

 

It was a beautiful, albeit chilly, day to remember in Fort St. James as more than 100 people braved the cold to show their support  and appreciation for Canada’s veterans.

Ceremonies started at 9:45 a.m. at the Fort St. James Legion where addresses were made by the Legion president and a Nak’azdli First Nation elder.

After the ceremony a parade including currently serving military members from Fort St. James as well as veterans, Canadian Rangers, RCMP, Fort St. James fire services, 4-H, Girl Guides and Pathfinders took to the streets to march to spirit square.

The parade was spearheaded by Sergeant-at-arms Anthony Hanson and marched from the Legion to Spirit Square accompanied by a police escort.

The parade was greeted by hundreds of residents already gathered at Spirit Square in anticipation of the ceremony.

Speeches and poems were recited by those gathered at the cenotaph before silence came over the crowd for the two minutes of silence.

The laying of the wreaths was an emotional moment as veterans having served in Afghanistan and the United Nations as well as currently serving members lay wreaths at the cenotaph in honour of fallen soldiers that served Canada’s military.

Photos from the event can be seen on P. 6

 

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