Many locals came out to pay their respects on Tuesday morning during Sparwood's Remembrance Day ceremony.

Many locals came out to pay their respects on Tuesday morning during Sparwood's Remembrance Day ceremony.

Sparwood residents gather to honour soldiers

Locals gathered outside the Sparwood library at the cenotaph on Remembrance Day.

Locals gathered outside the Sparwood library at the cenotaph on Remembrance Day to lay wreaths and bow their heads in remembrance of soldiers who died.

A prayer opened the ceremony that many locals braved the cold to attend. Encircling the cenotaph, residents stood in a moment of silence in memoriam until the traditional “Last Post” bugle rang.

Wreaths were placed around the cenotaph in honour of certain families as well as donated by local businesses.

Following the ceremony, children were encouraged to place their poppies amongst the wreaths as a further sign of respect for soldiers’ sacrifices.