Remembrance Day was observed at Monterey Recreation Centre with poignant stories from military members, war brides, and relatives of fallen soldiers, acknowledging the sacrifice of thousands of Canadian lives in wars.
Piper Jim Ritchie was on hand to render Amazing Grace after two minutes of silence. Master of Ceremonies, Cecil Shaw, led the guests in singing the old tunes such as It’s a Long Way to Tipperary (1912) and The White Cliffs of Dover (1941).
Remembrance Day this year marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.
“The wars were made real to many of us by the stories told by the people who had grown up during the last war, lived in occupied countries and lost relatives. I found it to be a very meaningful evening,” said Linda Foubister.
Linda Foubister is a volunteer writer and photographer at the Monterey Recreation Centre.