Remembrance Day, 2023
Cold rain and sleet fell, but the soldier by the cenotaph stood immobile while water ran down his neck, as did the other participants holding flags and speaking to mark the occasion. The crowd of spectators sported umbrellas and parkas, and stood somberly during the reading of the names of local men who died in the line of duty, during wars far from home. Schoolchildren placed poppies by the crosses marked with the fallen soldiers’ names. Local dignitaries and businesspeople placed wreaths to honour them, and all who have met their deaths serving our country in war.