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Remembrance Day Ceremony

A short Remembrance Day Ceremony was held at the Cenotaph in the morning on November 11. Carried out by the Legion Members, the socially-distanced ceremony was limited to 30 minutes at the Cenotaph with a brief wreath-laying in representation of the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, The County of Vermilion River, The Town of Vermilion, and the Royal Canadian Legion. To ensure social distancing measures were met at the ceremony, those who bought wreaths from the Legion were able to lay them at the Cenotaph the day before, rather than at the ceremony.

Legion Members, RCMP officers, Veterans, Les Cusack from the County of Vermilion River, and MLA Garth Rowswell were honoured guests. Mayor Caroline McAuley delivered a Mayor’s address, reminding attendees to reflect and be grateful for the sacrifice of Veterans and those serving in the military.

A passage was read by a minister and various songs were sung at the Cenotaph, and the ceremony included a two-minute moment of silence.

Two RCMP officers laying a wreath at the Cenotaph. Photos Elaina John

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