No Stone Left Alone co-ordinator Alyssa Coughlan lays a wreath at the foot of the cenotaph during the opening ceremonies

No Stone Left Alone honours Wetaskiwin veterans

The community of Wetaskiwin came together to honour the city’s past veterans with a No Stone Left Alone ceremony.

Even before Remembrance Day the community of Wetaskiwin came together to honour the city’s past veterans with a No Stone Left Alone ceremony.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Military members, city representatives and community members all gathered on Nov. 5 at the Jubilee Park for opening ceremonies, recitals, the laying of the wreath and the customary minute of silence.

“If not for their bravery we would not be able to gather here today,” said coordinator Alyssa Coughlan.

“As a daughter of a veteran I’m reminded contently even veterans who survived the war made sacrifices,” she added.

This is the first year No Stone Left Alone was held in Wetaskiwin and Coughlan held a belief education of all generations, especially the younger ones, is important to carry on the understanding of the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers and the true meaning of Remembrance Day.

Mayor Bill Elliot also took to the podium to say a few words on behalf of the city. “Parents, I’d really like to thank you for bringing out your kids so we never forget.”

Following the ceremony, volunteers placed poppies on approximately 400 grave sites in the city’s two cemeteries.


Just Posted

City of Wetaskiwin saves nearly $1M, restructures staff

‘Streamlining’ results in 10 positions eliminated at City of Wetaskiwin

Team Alberta ends Games strongly with 44 medals in week one

Alberta is currently sitting in second place of the medal standings

PHOTOS: Alberta male team takes silver in Winter Games relay speed skating

Alberta was close behind Quebec in the team relay speed skating finals

Alberta was crowned champions in Wheelchair Basketball at Canada Winter Games

Ontario won silver while Quebec took home the bronze medal

Maskwacis RCMP seek three in home invasion case

Maskwacis RCMP investigate home invasion

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

A ‘warm embrace’ for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims

Mourners offered love and support to Kawthar Barho, mother of seven children

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

WATCH: Pet therapy brings calmness to Winter Games athletes

Canada Winter Games in Red Deer continue on until March 2nd

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

Child advocacy centre raising funds through Dream Home Lottery

The child advocacy centre in Red Deer uses its resources to help kids all over Central Alberta

Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick delivered a blunt assessment at the House of Commons justice

Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

Robert Mueller is required to produce a confidential report to pursue or decline prosecutions

B.C. woman shares story of abuse with church officials ahead of Vatican summit

Leona Huggins was the only Canadian in the gathering ahead of a historic summit at the Vatican

Most Read