the time to remember.
Canadians pay tribute to those who have died for their country.
the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Germany surrendered to the
Allied Forces after four long years of bloodshed, the final Armistice was signed then.
Armistice day, as it was originally known was first held in 1919 to commemorate that signing. In 1931
the name was changed to Remembrance Day, the day to honour the men and women that fought and died
in that "War to end all Wars".
to them a symbol of new life and hope for the future.
Poppies and Remembrance Day.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
numberof services and parades. The Queen's representatives, members of government
and soldiers march to the Cenotaph at 10:30am.
In Canada "O Canada" is sung followed by the "Last post" which is played on a bugle to
introduce the two minute silence at 11 o'clock and then "Rouse" is played at the end.
The rain and first snow of the year didn't keep Lake Cowichan Residents from attending this years
Remembrance Day Ceremony, this year held on Sunday Nov 11.
The Royal Canadian Legion #210 pipe band lead the Color Party and parade down North Shore Road to the
Cenotaph in Central Park where at least two hundred people attended the ceremony.
stood silent at the Cenotaph.
Songstress Mary Popovich sang "O Canada"
to open the service.
Padre Ben Yablonski recites the
Act of Remembrance:
They shalt not grow 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.
Veterans of all wars attend the Services
Lament played by Piper Frank Nichol follows the
2 minutes of silence.