Remembrance day ceremony

I’ve been to many Remembrance Day ceremonies, but, I’m sorry to say, none in Weston. I went today for the first time, and it was very moving.

About forty people  observed the 100th anniversary of the armistice in near silence. It was quite beautiful; there were no speakers and no organizers, but a community came together to mark an important occasion. A few people quietly streamed the CBC broadcast, and, at some point when it was right, everyone with a poppy walked forward to place it on the cenotaph.

A few minutes later, we all walked off in near silence.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

5 thoughts on “Remembrance day ceremony”

  1. Similarly, at the invitation of the Denison family, local neighbours were invited to the private family cemetery of St. John on-the-Humber at Clouston Street/Humber River. Those who attended were invited to help the chapel bell 100 times to mark the Centenary, after which we each spontaneously placed our poppies by tombstones of the many who fought in WWI. A peacful, meaningful moment.

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