The pouring rain didn’t deter a large crowd from assembling at Rotary Park for Cranbrook’s Remembrance Day ceremony, Saturday, Nov. 11.
Active military personnel, veterans, cadets, and first responders such as RCMP, firefighters, paramedics, search and rescue, among many others, were honoured and acknowledged for their service to country and community.
Larry Warren with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24 Cranbrook served as Master of Ceremonies.
Legion President Tammy Richard gave the Address and Act of Remembrance, Padre Grant McDowell the Prayer.
Mount Baker Secondary School students led by Evan Bueckert led the assembled in the national anthem and God Save the King, along with the poem In Flander Fields, and poems reflecting the spirit of sacrifice and remembrance. Poems were also read by Corporals from the Cadets.
Murray Knipfel trumpeted The Last Post, while Dan MacKinnon piped in the Legion Colour Parade as well as The Lament.
Dignitaries and representatives of government, social or military organizations laid wreathes at the Cenotaph, along with members of the public.
Barry Coulter photos