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Eckville prepares for annual Remembrance Day service

The town will honour veterans with a service on Nov. 11, Remembrance Day

On the 11th hour, on the 11th day and the 11th month, the guns of the First World War fell silent after millions lost their lives in what was considered the Great War.

The countries around the world vowed the atrocities of the Great War would not be felt again, however, 21 years later, the Second World War would see the deaths men, women and children.

Since WWII ended on Sept. 2, 1945, Canada has been involved in armed conflicts throughout the world including the Korean War, in Afghanistan and the many UN peacekeeping missions.

More than 100 years have the guns first fell silent at the end of World War One, nations across the country still stand together to remember and honour those who fought in armed conflicts.

On Nov. 11 the Eckville Legion will continue the tradition of honouring Canadian veterans.

The annual Remembrance Day ceremony will he held at the Community Centre beginning at 10:45 a.m. Members of all levels of government will be present to lay wreaths in honour of our fallen heroes.

Eckville Mayor Helen Posti will be laying a wreath on behalf of Town Council and the Town of Eckville at the ceremony.

Posti, whose grandfather was in the First World War, said in a past interview it is the duty of everyone to ensure that younger generations know and remember the sacrifices that other Canadians have made for their freedom.

Posti will be joined at the ceremony by other officials and residents of the town in laying wreaths on behalf of loved ones.

The ceremony will begin at 10:45 p.m. with an honour guard present at the Community Centre, including members of the RCMP detachment and members of the Eckville branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

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