100 years of Remembrance
This year’s Remembrance Day observations and ceremonies the nation over held increased significance – it was 100 years to the hour and day that the First World War came to an end. A war from which Canada found legs among the league of nations, at the expense of thousands of young lives.
Cranbrook’s Rotary Park and Cenotaph was once again the site of a well-attended (though numbers seemed down) Remembrance Day service and ceremony, with many veterans spanning back to the Second World War in attendance.
Later in the day bells peeled 100 times from several city churches, as well as in Kimberley, to recognize the century that has passed since the end of ‘the war to end all wars.’
Here is a brief look at yesterday’s respectful tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and freedom.
Photos by Ian Cobb/e-KNOW