Wetaskiwin honours Canada’s Veterans

The community of Wetaskiwin will come together as it always does Nov. 11 for the Royal Canadian Legion...

Lest we forget.

The community of Wetaskiwin will come together as it always does Nov. 11 for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 86 Remembrance Day ceremony.

The ceremony will be once again held at the drill hall and commence at 10:30 a.m. “Last year we had over 1,200 in attendance for our service,” said poppy chairman Laurie Fairlie.

Fairlie knows the sacrifices made by Canada’s men and women who fought for their country need to be remembered, or the knowledge will be lost. “It’s important to pay respect to those that fought, served and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.”

“The true value is to teach our children,” she added.

The Remembrance Day service will start with the marching of the colours and Fairlie says 11 a.m. will observe two minutes of silence.

“It’s pretty spectacular,” said Fairlie, referring to the service, as well as the support for the community and organizations that partake in the ceremony.

“For the community, is it really the major event that bring all of Wetaskiwin together,” she added.

Leduc Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108

Leduc’s Remembrance Day service will take place at the Leduc Recreation Centre Co-Op Field House. Following the service, wreaths will be placed at the Leduc Cenotaph located at the Civic Centre.

The ceremony begins at 9:15 a.m.