Canadian Veterans Honoured in Fort McMurray on Remembrance Day

Canadians who served for the country were once again recognized in Fort McMurray for Remembrance Day.

Over 100 residents attended a ceremony on Wednesday at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 165 in Waterways.

In previous years, the Legion and MacDonald Island Park would each hold separate ceremonies, however, this year’s recognition was held solely in Waterways due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RCMP, firefighters, politicians, and multiple veterans were also on hand to recognize the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

During the ceremony, the Canadian flag was lowered to half-mast to honour those who lost their lives.

This year also marked 102 years since the end of World War One.

Legion Branch President Pat Duggan carrying a wreath // Jaryn Vecchio – Harvard Broadcasting

Current veterans taking part in the Remembrance Day ceremony // Jaryn Vecchio – Harvard Broadcasting

Members of the Wood Buffalo RCMP, Regional Emergency Services, and local veterans // Jaryn Vecchio – Harvard Broadcasting

Residents putting poppies on wreaths // Jaryn Vecchio – Harvard Broadcasting

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