Port Alberni remembers our veterans
Remembrance Day ceremonies took place Nov. 11
On Monday, Nov. 11, Port Alberni residents took a moment to remember and honour those who took up arms—and in some cases paid the ultimate price—to defend their country.
A Remembrance Day ceremony took place at the Glenwood Centre in the morning, followed by smaller ceremonies at the Field of Honour at Greenwood Cemetery and at the Hupacasath Cemetery.
This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony follows a major ceremony in France earlier this year marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when thousands of Canadian stormed the beaches of Normandy with their British and American allies to fight Nazi Germany.
It also comes exactly 101 years to the day after the end of the First World War.
This article was originally published by ELENA RARDON / SUSIE QUINN on November 12 in ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS