Children reach to place poppies on the wreaths and crosses at the Agassiz cenotaph on Monday morning

Hundreds turn out for Remembrance Day in Agassiz

Ceremony at school includes participation from local youth

Hundreds of people filled the gymnasium at Agassiz elementary secondary school on Monday morning, to observe Remembrance Day.

The ceremony included several presentations by local youth, including the Agassiz Christian School Choir and the AESS band. Ashlyn Lowe beautifully sang a version of In Flanders Fields, while Hailey Keating read out the ‘honour roll’, a list of locals who were killed in the First and Second World Wars.

After the ceremony in the gymnasium, a parade moved off toward the Agassiz cenotaph. Last Post and Reveille were played by Gordon MacLeod, Lament was played by the Harrison Highlanders, and dozens of wreaths and crosses were laid by politicians, members of the Forces, and delegates from many local businesses and organizations.

Following the celebration, the public was invited to the Legion for refreshments, chili and hot dogs.