We shall remember Remembrance DAy, Amherst, N.s., Nov. 11, 2018

100 years after the guns went silent on the battlefields of the First World War, Amherst residents gathered to remember those who paid the supreme sacrifice in that war and those that followed.

The day began with veterans, serving members of the Canadian Forces, dignitaries and others marching to the Cenotaph.
Veteran Art Holland took the salute from those marching past.
At the cenotaph an honour guard, made up of cadets for the local sea and army corps and air cadet squadron, were posted around the Cenotaph.
The Last Post was played. It was followed by two minutes of silence
Young and old remembered those who have served in two world wars, Korea, Afghanistan and many peacekeeping missions.
Each had their own reasons for remembering.
Mayor David Kogon asked those attending the ceremony, emceed by David March. The mayor asked residents to remember all those who served fighting for Canada's freedom. His speech was followed by a benediction.
Following the service at the cenotaph, participants paraded to Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church.
At the church, several wreathes were laid in honour of those who served, fought and died keeping Canada free.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.


Tom McCoag / Town of Amherst

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