A Kitimat tradition,  children lay wreaths on Remembrance Day

A Kitimat tradition, children lay wreaths on Remembrance Day

Girl guide lays a wreath on Remembrance Day 2012

A member of the Kitimat, BC, Girl Guides prepares to lay a wreath at the Kitimat Cenotaph, during the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, BC, Nov. 11, 2012. (Robin Rowland)

There is a tradition in Kitimat, British Columbia, that children lay wreathes at the cenotaph, representing those individuals and groups that are unable to attend.

Here are some images of Remembrance Day 2012, in Kitimat.

Brownies lead Remembrance Day parade

A group of Kitimat Brownies march to the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012, as the guard of honour of firefighthers and a Mountie wait (Robin Rowland)

Larry Scott plays the bagpipes

United Church Rev. Larry Scott does double duty as a piper at the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012. (Robin Rowland)

Doug Hughan plays the Last Post

Doug Hughan plays the Last Post at the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012. (Robin Rowland)

Cst. Brad Walsh salutes during the Remembrance Day ceremony

RCMP Constable Brad Walsh, of the RCMP detachment in Kitimat, BC, salutes during the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012 (Robin Rowland)

Children wait at the Remembrance Day ceremony

Children in Kitimat wait to take part in the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012, as members of the Canadian Rangers stand behind them. It is a tradition in Kitimat that children carry wreathes to the cenotaph on behalf of groups or individuals unable to attend the ceremony(Robin Rowland).

Merle Archer reads In Flander's Fields

Merle Archer, 82, who served as a nurse in the Royal Canadian Navy, reads “In Flander’s Fields,” at the Kitimat, BC cenotaph, during the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, BC. Nov. 11, 2012 (Robin Rowland)

Joanne Monaghan lays a wreath Remembrance Day 2012

Kitimat mayor Joanne Monaghan who recently fell andi injured her knee, struggles with her walker to lay a wreath at the cenotaph during the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012. (Robin Rowland)

Girl Guide lays wreath at Remembrance Day

Another member of the Girl Guides lays a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012. (Robin Rowland)

Children lay wreaths at the Kitimat cenotaph

Children line up to lay wreaths at the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012 (Robin Rowland)

Girl lays wreath Remembrance Day 2012

A girl prepares to lay a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012. (Robin Rowland)

A boy carries a cross and a wreath to the Kitimat, BC, cenotaph, during the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012. It is a tradition in Kitimat that children carry wreathes to the cenotaph on behalf of groups or individuals unable to attend the ceremony. (Robin Rowland)

Firefighters at cenotaph

An guard of honour of Kitimat firefighters at the Remembrance Day ceremony, Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2012 (Robin Rowland)

1 comments on “A Kitimat tradition, children lay wreaths on Remembrance Day
  1. marilyn says:

    Thanx , Robin u do an awesome job.