Remembrance Day in Fort St. John

 Click on the slideshow above to see photos from the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Fort St. John – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

 

 

The greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends.

That was the message from Captain Ben Lippers at the Fort St. John Remembrance Day ceremonies. He spoke to hundreds of gatherers at the Royal Canadian Legion on Wednesday.

At 10:00 a.m., residents lined the street to watch the Remembrance Day parade. Two minutes of silence was observed when the parade ended at the cenotaph. The congregation then packed into the Legion to participate in an official ceremony.

North Peace MLA Pat Pimm, Senator Richard Neufeld and Fort St. John Acting Mayor Don Irwin were some of the local dignitaries that participated in the wreath laying. Some community members sponsored a wreath to remember local fallen soldiers.

During his closing address to the community, Lippers said, "May we never again march off to war. But if there is a need, let there be those amongst us, the younger generation, go forth as faithfully as ours did – our ancestors that went before us, for peace."

Click on the audio below to hear "Amazing Grace" sung by the congregation at the Royal Canadian Legion.

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