Hundreds gathered at the Fernie Cenotaph this morning in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Hundreds gathered at the Fernie Cenotaph this morning in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

GALLERY: Remembrance Day around the Elk Valley

Despite the cold, locals gathered by the hundreds to pay their respects

Today around the Elk Valley, individuals gathered to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony came exactly 101 years to the day after the end of the First World War. Earlier this year, a major ceremony was held in France marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when thousands of Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy with their British and American allies to fight Nazi Germany.

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Below are photos from Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford’s Remembrance Day ceremonies. Despite the cold, locals came out in droves to pay their respects.

Fernie:

Photos by Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Sparwood:

Photos by James Snell/The Free Press

Elkford:

Photos by Erin Markowiak-McDonell/Submitted

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