Over 100 people gathered on Saturday Nov. 5 to pay tribute to World War I and World War II veterans during a remembrance ceremony and poppy laying.
At the ceremony local dignitaries including City of Wetaskiwin councillors, MP Mike Lake and MLA Rick Wilson spoke and laid wreaths while dozens of community members looked on at the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum.
The Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Branch 86 colour party and Alberta RCMP member Sgt. Brandon Humbke marched in and stood at attention as trumpeter Jan Schwanik played taps and reveille.
Following the ceremony at the heritage museum dozens made their way to Wetaskiwin’s two cemeteries to lay poppies on the gravesites of local veterans.