And so we tied our ribbons of yellow, wore our poppies of red, and laid our wreaths of green. We did it because it was all we could do. And because it was all we could do, it was what we must do. And so we did – in memory of Master Corporal Byron Greff in Morinville, Master Corporal Erin Doyle in Legal and for the other 156 soldiers killed in Afghanistan over the last decade. We did it for the countless thousand Canadians killed in WWI, WWII, Korea, and wherever else our countrymen have served us proud over the years. We did it for the countless thousand who have served, who continue to serve and who are yet to serve this great nation and its people. And so we gathered in the drizzle and the chill, never knowing what to say, our poppies, ribbons, wreaths, and silent contemplation speaking in communal unison those three words we must ever remember – Lest We Forget. – SD
Below is a gallery of photos taken at Morinville’s Remembrance Day ceremonies. Click on a thumbnail to see the full-sized image, then use mouse wheel or arrow keys to navigate through the images.