By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Morinville – Residents, dignitaries and members of the armed forces past and present came out in full force on a chilly Thursday morning to pay their respects to those who have fallen in combat and for those who continue to serve for the rights and freedoms Canadians enjoy.
After parading through Morinville’s downtown core, the colour party, military, RCMP, firefighters, service clubs and scouts joined the public for the Remembrance Day service, Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf assuming the duties of master of ceremonies.
The Remembrance Day activities continued inside the Legion branch with a second formal ceremony, speeches and a roast beef lunch.
Charles Pelletier, a veteran of the Second World War who was in Normandy on D-Day, was recognized as Branch 176’s oldest living member. A charter member of the Morinville branch, Mr. Pelletier has been a member for the past 64 years.
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