Lest we Forget

At Riverside Park, Kamloops residents gathered around the Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day Laying of the Wreaths ceremony.

Starting promptly at 11 am, the ceremony included a Fly Past by the 419th Squadron from Cold Lake Alberta… the singing of O Canada and God Save the Queen and the recital of In Flanders Fields, the poem by Lt-Col. John McRae. Bagpipes wailed the Lament and trumpets sounded Reveille.. There were prayers and 2 minutes of silence.

All around the base of the centotaph, many wreaths were laid by government and private groups.  And when the private citizens approached to salute the vets, they tossed poppies on top of the wreaths.

I was happy to be a part of the celebration.

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