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.
An army cadet was a member of the Guard of Honour. (Robin Rowland)
A member of the Canadian Rangers was also among the Guard of Honour. (Robin Rowland)
The Colour Party at the Cenotaph during the Kitimat Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Robin Rowland)
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)
A few minutes later, a flock of wild geese also flew over the Remembrance Day ceremony. (Robin Rowland)
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.
A boy prepares to lay a wreath. (Robin Rowland)
Cubs lay wreathes at the Cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)
A cub lays a wreath at the Kitimat cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)
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.
Men leave their poppies on the Kitimat cenotaph after the Remembrance Day ceremony. (Robin Rowland)
The poppies left on the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)