IN THE MEDIA: Huge crowd flocks to Remembrance Day Ceremony in Nelson
Published in the Nelson Daily
November 11th, 2016 - 11:43am
Canadians across the country, including hundreds who flocked to the Centoph at the City Hall Courtyard in Nelson, joined together Friday to remember those who sacrificed much more than personal comfort for the way of life today at Remembrance Day Ceremonies.
Mother Nature once again cooperated as spectators lined Ward street sidewalks and lawn surrounding the Cenotaph to catch a few words from speakers at the traditional ceremony that included the playing of Last Post, two-minutes of silence, a flyover by Nelson Pilots Association and speakers praising veterans of yesteryear.
War Veteran Doug Wood led the ceremony that included words from Legion Padre, Kootenay/Columbia MP Wayne Stetski, Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak and 96-year old war veteran, Lionel Binnett.
Kozak touched on the contributions of local war heroes from Nelson during the First World War while Stetski spoke about the many Canadians who fought for our freedom overseas.