Hundreds of attendees from service clubs

Hundreds of attendees from service clubs

Fernie locals remember their war veterans

Attendees from service clubs, the RCMP, community groups, schools, the Fernie Ghostriders and the public gathered to pay their respects.

By Sara Moulton

Hundreds of attendees from service clubs, the RCMP, community groups, schools, the Fernie Ghostriders and members of the public gathered to pay their respects in Fernie on Tuesday November 11. Mayor Mary Giuliano reflected on the significance of remembering those who have served, particularly after the recent events in Ottawa and the death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

“I think everywhere in Canada, and especially for us here in Fernie, today is so important because it shows solidarity with the rest of Canada and shows the heart we have for this country and for our town,” said Giuliano.

RCMP officers led a parade through Fernie from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 to the cenotaph outside the courthouse, where a Remembrance Day ceremony was held. Following speeches, the singing of the national anthem and renditions of “The Last Post” and “Reveille”, wreaths were laid at the base of the cenotaph before the parade reassembled to march back to the Legion.