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100 years of remembrance (32 photos)

Special ceremony marks 100 years since Armistice

To mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 included a moving addition to this year's Remembrance Day Ceremony at the GFL Memorial Gardens – local cadets placed 100 pairs of boots in a 'V' formation as letters written between a woman and her soldier husband during the First World War were read aloud.

Mayor Christian Provenzano offered remarks during the Remembrance Day Ceremony and the the day's special guest speaker was Warrant Officer (retired) Patricia Knox who spoke about being the military wife of a deployed soldier.

Last Post was sounded by Lieutenant Eric Bremner and musical presentations were performed by Funk Wire, the 49th Field Regiment Pipes and Drums, and the Royal Canadian Legion Drum and Trumpet Band.

This evening, churches across the city have been asked to ring their bells 100 times at dusk as part of the Canada-wide Armistice commemoration, Bells of Peace.

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Donna Hopper

About the Author: Donna Hopper

Donna Hopper has been a photojournalist with SooToday since 2007, and her passion for music motivates her to focus on area arts, entertainment and community events.
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