Main photo: Members of the 844 Norseman Royal Canadian Air Cadets stand vigil at Huntsville’s cenotaph as veterans await the start of the annual Remembrance Day service (Dawn Huddlestone)
Several hundred people gathered at Huntsville’s cenotaph today for the annual Remembrance Day service.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232 Colour Guard marched to the cenotaph to mark the start of the service, which included prayers, playing of “The Last Post”, a moment of silence, and the laying of several dozen wreaths at the base of the cenotaph.
Deputy Mayor Karin Terziano addressed those gathered and encouraged all to remember Canada’s veterans not just today, but all through the year. “…We are indeed privileged to gather as community, to stand and show our respect, to honour the men and women who have given so much for us,” she said.
The conclusion of the outdoor service also brought an overnight vigil by members of the Norseman 844 Royal Canadian Air Cadets to an end.
An indoor service and lunch followed before everyone returned outside for a short parade that looped from the legion, past Town Hall and back to its origin.
Below you can hear a reading of the honour roll of the war dead from Huntsville and area, 1914-1918 and 1939-1945
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