Doug Gordon of the Royal Canadian Legion gave the Tribute to the Veterans and the Fallen on November 11.

Community honours Canadian heroes

Over 300 residents gathered at the Community Center on November 11 to honour those who sacrificed for Canada.

Over 300 residents gathered at the Community Center on November 11 to honour those who sacrificed for Canada.

The Remembrance Day Ceremony featured representatives from every level of government, girl guides, relatives of those who have served and members of the Eckville Royal Canadian Legion laying wreaths in honour of those who payed the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live in freedom.

Legion member Janeil Humphrey was honoured to be able to part of the honour guard that lead the procession into the Community Center.

“It wasn’t really something that I anticipating being part of,” she said. “I always really looked up to the people that have been part of it so I am very thankful to stand up with everyone. They are people I respect and am lucky to have grown close too.”

Humphrey like many in attendance, was paying her personal tributes to her relatives that have served their country for her and her family.

“It is always an emotional day for me,” she said. “I have had family who have served including my great-uncles on my mom’s side. When I hear stories, it brings back to what they experienced. Just generally thinking about the sacrifices people have made for us it has always made me feel very lucky.”

Sharing the stories of veterans is something that Humphreys feels is very important and is why she volunteers her time to help young people learn about the sacrifices Canadians have made.

“Kids today are so far removed from that, so it is crucial for them to hear the stories and appreciate what they have,” she said. “That is why I like to be involved with the poster and literary contest. It gives them the opportunity to think about why they are writing poems and drawing pictures. We are so lucky in Canada to have what we have.”

Humphrey was pleased to see the large attendance from the residents of Eckville and was thankful. for the people who participated in the ceremony.

“I really like to thank everyone who came and took part,” she said. “Thank you for the wreath layers and the delegates present. In a town to have 300 people attend is neat to see. It shows how important things like this are and a gathering like that shows me how lucky I am to be part of a community like this.”

reporter@eckvilleecho.com

 

Just Posted

Turning Point’s NightReach workers dedicated to helping others

Red Deer-based workers find fulfillment in making life changing connections

Nine-year-old raises thousands to help Red Deer animals

Jayda’s annual fundraiser to make sizeable donation to the Central Alberta Humane Society

Lakers destroy Rebels in final game

The Lakers will play in the league playoffs beginning Feb. 28

Alberta judge cleared in case where sex assault victim was shackled, jailed

Judicial council: Judge Raymond Bodnarek acted on Crown’s advice, tried to minimize victim’s hardship

Breton/Thorsby RCMP investigate theft of boat

RCMP say stolen jet boat and trailer valued at approximately $80,000

SLIDESHOW: Fun and games had at Winterfest

Many came out for the annual winter festival on Sylvan Lake, Feb. 17

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Sask. school shooter to be sentenced as adult

The man was just shy of his 18th birthday when he killed four people and injured seven others

Internet questions PM’s fashion choices in India

The Trudeaus’ eight-day visit has been dogged by various controversies since it began Feb. 17

Hundreds march for justice in death of Winnipeg teen

Tina Fontaine was pulled from a river in 2014, her body wrapped in a blanket and weighed down by rocks

Maritimes want their own CFL team

Their biggest hurdle is getting a stadium commitment in place

Judicial council finds no misconduct by Alberta judge of Aboriginal sex assault victim

Hearing after complaints of alleged poor treatment of woman with pseudonym Angela Cardinal

Suspected serial killer targeting Toronto gay community now faces six murder charges

Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

Trump suggests more guns in schools to combat shootings

Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control

Most Read