A snowy Remembrance Day in Kitimat, November 11, 2017

A near blizzard did not stop the people of Kitimat turning out for the Remembrance Day service on November 11, 2017.

Building a snowman before the Remembrance Day service (Robin Rowland)

 

Laura Mckenzie and Linda Lewis checking the wreaths prior to the service (Robin Rowland)

 

An RCMP officer leads the colour party (Robin Rowland)

 

The colour party (Robin Rowland)

 

The RCMP march to the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)

 

The invocation, left to right, Dwight Magee, Royal Canadian Legion, Rev. Dr. Dona Lethbridge, Legion chaplain, Marg Bogaert, Royal Canadian Legion. (Robin Rowland)

 

Cubs and scouts at the Remembrance Day service (Robin Rowland)

 

Lucy Beatty of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary lowers the flag during the two minutes of silence (Robin Rowland)

A moment of silence. (Robin Rowland)

 

Veteran Jason Parrill lays a wreath on behalf of Canada. (Robin Rowland)

 

Anne Berrisford lays a memorial wreath  for Captain (Chaplain)  D. Schmidt. (Robin Rowland)

 

A cub lays a wreath. (Robin Rowland)

 

Mayor Phil Germuth lays a wreath. (Robin Rowland)

 

The wreaths (Robin Rowland)

A Mountie salutes during the playing of O Canada. (Robin Rowland)

Remembrance Day, Kitimat, BC, November 11, 2015

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A new plaque at the Kitimat cenotaph commemorates service in Afghanistan, see on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2015. (Robin Rowland)

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A member of the Royal Canadian Legion distributes poppies and programs before the Remembrance Day Service. (Robin Rowland)

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Before the “Guardians of Remembrance” service, someone left three red roses on the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)

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A small boy wears an RCMP uniform at the service. (Robin Rowland)

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police lead the parade to the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)

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Army Cadets and Girl Guides were also part of the parade. (Robin Rowland)

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Bugler Derrick Stoigny sounds the Last Post, as Marg Bogaert of the Legion salutes and Mayor Phil Germuth bows his head. (Robin Rowland)

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Across the country on its one hundredth anniversary, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields was recited or sung. In Kitimat it was the Sine Nomine choir. (Robin Rowland)

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One of the singers from Sine Nomine. (Robin Rowland)

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A former peacekeeper lays the wreath on behalf of the Canadian Forces. (Robin Rowland)

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Mayor Phil Germuth prepares to lay a wreath on behalf of the District of Kitimat. (Robin Rowland)

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The Winterhawks hockey team witnessed the 2015 Remembrance Day service. (Robin Rowland)

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Marg Bogaert salutes during the playing of “God Save the Queen,” as the 2015 Remembrance Service comes to an end. (Robin Rowland)

Remembrance Day 2013 in Kitimat, BC

Merle Archer salutes at the Remembrance Day ceremony

The annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Kitimat Cenotaph attracted a larger crowd in the cold this November 11, probably because there are now more people in town. Another addition were participants from Kitimat’s new army cadet corps. Above Legion Member Merle Archer salutes after reading “In Flanders Fields” during the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Kitimat Cenotaph.

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An army cadet was a member of the Guard of Honour. (Robin Rowland)

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A member of the Canadian Rangers was also among the Guard of Honour. (Robin Rowland)

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The Colour Party at the Cenotaph during the Kitimat Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Robin Rowland)

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An eagle flies over the Kitimat Cenotaph during the two minutes of silence, a fitting substitute for the air force missing man flight. (Robin Rowland)

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A few minutes later, a flock of wild geese also flew over the Remembrance Day ceremony. (Robin Rowland)

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Kitimat mayor Joanne Monaghan lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day ceremony. (Robin Rowland)

Kitimat continued its tradition of having children lay wreathes on behalf of those who are unable to attend the ceremony.

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A boy prepares to lay a wreath. (Robin Rowland)

Cubs lay wreathes.

Cubs lay wreathes at the Cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)

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A cub lays a wreath at the Kitimat cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)

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A girl lays a wreath at the Cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)

A new tradition began in Kitimat began this year, when people adopted the practice which began at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa of leaving poppies on the cenotaph.

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Men leave their poppies on the Kitimat cenotaph after the Remembrance Day ceremony. (Robin Rowland)

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The poppies left on the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)