Wetaskiwin, Millet mark Remembrance Day with community Services

Remembrance Day ceremonies expected to draw large crowds

Lest we forget.

The City of Wetaskiwin will once again hold its Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Drill Hall, located at the Wetaskiwin Recreation Grounds.

The service will start at 10:45 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to come early, as the event held in honour of Canada’s service men and women, it veterans, and its fallen soldiers usually attracts approximately 1,200 people.

The Remembrance Day service will start with the marching of the colours and at all those involved will observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m.

All across Canada, on Nov. 11 communities will come together to honour the sacrifices made by Canada’s men and women who fought for their country, many who made the ultimate sacrifice and never returned to their families or their homes.

An open house will be held at the Wetaskiwin Legion following the ceremony, and all are invited to attend.

The Town of Millet’s Remembrance Day service will commence Nov. 11. The doors of Griffiths-Scott School will open at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. the room will hold two minutes of silence out of respect for the veterans of the Canadian military.

Those wishing to attend the Millet Remembrance Day ceremony are also encouraged to find a seat early, as the room usually fills to standing capacity.

Along with honouring their veterans, both the Wetaskiwin and Millet legions place a high importance on continuing the remembrance education with the next generations, as those who don’t understand their history often repeat it.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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