Flags of Remembrance in Sylvan Lake

Share
Flags of Remembrance in Sylvan Lake

The list on the hero plaques of those lost in battle were read aloud, a moment of silence was observed and "Last Post" and "Reveille" were played by a veteran bugler.

Each flag represents 1,000 fallen soldiers, local organizer Terri Davis-Fitzpatrick explained to the crowd assembled in Assumption Park the shadow of the Ambassador Bridge.

Robert Papak, who served in 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, fires and reloads a cannon during Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony at Assumption Park on October 7, 2017. It featured the Red Deer Legion Pipe and Drum Band leading a procession, guest speakers such as Mayor Sean McIntyre, Retired Master Corporal Paul Franklin and Founding Executive Director of Veterans Voices of Canada and Flags of Remembrance, Al Cameron.

"As tough of a guy as I think I am, when I see that it just hits me".

There were 12 Flags of Remembrance events nationwide - the first one was held in Sylvan Lake in 2014.

"This is where it started, this is where all the original support for it started ... and (the event) is growing and I'm so happy with it. I'm really proud of what's going on here", said Cameron.

"I've seen pictures from the events from across Canada and it's being received very well". "It brings this one day of Remembrance Day and stretches it out into a season of remembrance and a season of honour for those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice".

"It's incredible to be a part of", said McIntyre.

"We plan many more communities to be part [of the events] in the future, with at least one of our sites in each province and territory", Cameron wrote in an email. "I can't ask for much more than this", he said.

He added he hopes that people will take the time to thank veterans when they see them on the street. "I hope that everyone walks away with a better appreciation for our service people".

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Trump says "not surprised" by Weinstein sexual harassment allegations
Weinstein is on indefinite leave from the company he co-founded while it conducts an investigation into the allegations. FILE - In this July 10, 2017 file photo, attorney Lisa Bloom stands outside a courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.

Why Gambling Is Better than Sports Betting
Additionally, they can use these versions to practice various strategies to see which one will earn them the best winning chances. These versions give the gambler a chance to sift through the games to find the best one that resonates with their style.

Suspected drunk driver crashes into parked vehicle , apartment; 1 family displaced
The driver is identified as 35-year old Joshua Ender, he was cited for several traffic violations including DUI and DUID. A driver is facing DUI charges after crashing into an apartment complex in Colorado Springs.

Super Mario Odyssey's Newest Trailer Showcases Cappy's Abilities and Multiplayer
There's a lot more the trailer covers - including Super Mario Odyssey's two-player mode - but we won't spoil it all here. In the recent overview trailer, Cappy , The Odyssey , Power Moons and Crazy Cap Stores take centre stage.

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, presidente do COB, é preso no Rio
A ação é um desdobramento da Unfair Play , uma menção a jogo sujo e que é mais uma etapa da Lava Jato no Rio de Janeiro. Segundo o Ministério Público Federal, Nuzman teve crescimento "exponencial" de seu patrimônio entre 2006 a 2016: 457%.

Unarmed security unlikely hero of Las Vegas massacre
Paddock, who was armed with a cache of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, had "fired through the door, striking Mr. When he tried to enter Paddock's suite, Campos discovered that the door had been barricaded just before the bullets flew.

Asesinan a fotoperiodista secuestrado en SLP
El comité sintetiza que México es el país más peligroso para los periodistas en el hemisferio occidental. Demandaron al Estado Mexicano cumplir sus responsabilidades para garantizar el derecho a la información.

Tate's record-setting night powers Arizona past Colorado
The Colorado Buffaloes are now playing host to the Arizona Wildcats and after two quarters of play, the Buffs trail Arizona 21-14. Dawkins stood on the sideline for the rest of the game with his helmet in his hand as Tate flawlessly orchestrated the offense.

Continental Building Products, (NYSE:CBPX) Experiences Lighter than Usual Trading Volume
TheStreet raised Continental Building Products from a c rating to a b- rating in a research note on Monday, February 6th. On average, equities analysts expect that Continental Building Products , Inc. will post $1.30 EPS for the current year.

Govt work real tribute to tribal icons: BJP chief Amit Shah
He also mentioned how the previous NDA government under party patriarch Atal Behari Vajpayee had formed a ministry for the development of tribals.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.