Several hundred people were in attendance today for Castlegar’s Remembrance Day ceremony which took place at the Cenotaph at Kinsmen Park.
The ceremony began with a parade march led by Parade Commander Comrade Ieuan Gilmore. Taking part in the parade were Legion members and veterans, RCMP, Fire Fighters, Cadets, and many others.
After the march, everyone gathered at the Cenotaph for the service which was MC’d by Comrade Bob Brommeland and included messages from mayor Lawrence Chernoff, a representative for MLA Katrine Conroy.
Following the messages, Legion president Comrade Linda Brommeland read the honour roll:
L.A. Appleton, Arthur J. Killough, H.G. Slater, W.T. Slater, Carlton Chadwick Nash, George Carse, John McDavid, Jack Fraser, Dalton MacArrthur, Douglas McDonald, Earl Mulhern, George Owles, R.M. Buie, Barry F. Cleeton, Ted Foxlee, Roy F. Foxlee, R.S. Horswill, Walter A. Houston, C. Kennedy, Virgil Riley, and Samuel Saprunoff.
Trumpeteer David Leffelaar played the Last Post which was followed by two minutes of silence for those lost.
The Placing of Wreaths began with Mrs. Marjorie Culley placing the Mother’s Wreath.
Following the ceremony, marchers paraded back to the Legion branch for warm stew and hot beverages.