PHOTOS: Eckville gathers to honour Remembrance Day

The Procession of the Legion and Colour Party, lead by a member of the RCMP, marched in to the Eckville Community Centre in the beginning legs of the Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Arnold Taylor gives the Tribute to the Veterans and the Fallen after a singing of “O’ Canada” on Monday morning. Alongside a speech Taylor also read a letter written by a soldier in regard to the passing of a fellow soldier going virtually unnoticed. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Councillor Dana Kreil lays a wreath on behalf of the County of Lacombe on Nov. 11. The laying of the wreaths was done before the playing of “The Last Post” and the moment of silence at the Eckville Community Centre. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA Jason Nixon lays a wreath on behalf of the Government of Alberta during the Remembrance Day service in Eckville. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Georgina Rhodes (right) lays a wreath in memory of George Reitmeier on Nov. 11. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Mayor Helen Posti lays a wreath on behalf of the Town of Eckville at the Remembrance Day service on Nov. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Emy McDonell takes a moment to reflect after laying a wreath on behalf of The Unknown Soldier. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Rev. Sandra Franklin-Law delivers the benediction after a performance by the St. Paul’s Choir on Nov. 11. Franklin-Law spoke of the emergence of WWII and the repercussions it had. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
The St. Paul’s Choir performed several times over service at the Eckville Community Centre on Nov. 11. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

The congregation Eckville Community Centre fell silent Monday morning in honour of Remembrance Day.

The centre was full on Nov. 11 as wreaths were laid and prayers were said.

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 156 in Eckville hosted the solemn ceremony for residents and dignitaries alike.

Attendees were invited to stay after the service for lunch and fellowship.

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