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PHOTOS: Crowds gather downtown for Remembrance Day

A day of remembrance and reflection. Today, crowds gathered in downtown Campbell River for Remembrance Day.

Locals were invited to join the Legion Branch 137 at 11:00 am as it hosted a ceremony at the Cenotaph next to Spirit Square.

The playing of ‘The Last Post’ and a ceremonial laying of wreaths highlighted this year’s event, with a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant soaring above.

“On Nov. 11, it’s a special day for Canada and the Legion to remember our fallen comrades that died for our country,” branch vice-president Alain Chatigny told My Campbell River Now.

“It’s a day of reflection, remembrance, and a ‘thanks’ for their sacrifice.”

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Poppy as a symbol of remembrance of soldiers lost in wars.

Photos: Ethan Morneau, staff

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