REMEMBERING - Wayne Coubrough

Remembrance Day ceremonies take place in Sylvan Lake

The community of Sylvan Lake gathered at the NexSource Centre to honour and remember those who fought to keep them free.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 2016, the community of Sylvan Lake gathered at the NexSource Centre to honour and remember those who fought to keep them free.

Friday morning hundreds of residents of Sylvan Lake and area joined together in prayer and hymn to commemorate Remembrance Day.

A number of community organizations were represented including the local Cubs, Beavers, Scouts, Girl Guides and Brownie troupes. Both the Sylvan Lake RCMP and the Sylvan Lake Fire Department were in attendance along with a number of local Cadets.

Over 30 wreaths were laid by members of the community to represent various organizations and pay respects to veterans.

“We give thanks for our great land of birth and it’s many blessings on this day,” said Reverand Jin Woo Kim of the Memorial Presbyterian Church as he led the ceremony. “Today we especially give thanks to those who served their country and for our comrades who have given their lives in service. May we never forget their sacrifices.”

A number of local veterans and members of the Sylvan Lake Legion Branch No. 212 were present at the ceremony as well.

Following the ceremony at the NexSource Centre a luncheon was held at the Legion.

Later in the day, a second ceremony was held behind the Legion at the cenotaph in Memorial Park. This smaller ceremony saw a number of local elected officials laying wreaths as well as the Sylvan Lake Legion’s colour party and honour guard marching from the branch to the park.

editor@sylvanlakenews.com

 

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