The toll of bells echoed from St. Anthony of Padua Church in Agassiz on a cold autumn morning as hundreds of locals were gathered at Vimy Park.
As they do every year, veterans spent two minutes of silence during Saturday’s Remembrance Day ceremony remembering those who gave their lives in service of their country.
Former local Legion president Derek Stewart read the names from the honour roll. Twenty people are memorialized on the Agassiz cenotaph.
Mayors Sylvia Pranger and Ed Wood of the District of Kent and Harrison Hot Springs, respectively, placed wreaths at the cenotaph, as did representatives from the offices of MP Brad Vis and MLA Kelli Paddon.
Stewart concluded the ceremony with a quote from Laurence Binyon’s poem “For The Fallen.”
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”