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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pride and Remembrance

IT WAS A COLD AND STORMY MORNING. The citizens of Campbell River braved the elements to witness the annual march of our war veterans, respecting those who have passed and those who are involved in keeping the peace these days.

Frank and I stood in a doorway across from Spirit Square in the downtown core, and joined in the pride and remembrance of the people who gave up so much for our freedom. We chanted O’ Canada together without a lead singer and clapped our mitten-covered hands as the Parade Marshall directed his obedient followers in a sure-footed stomp along the roadway. It was a humbling scene of young and old men and women dedicated to our right to safety, free speech and orderly conduct.

Everyone was invited to gather at the Royal Canadian Legion afterwards to be served a free lunch. God bless the Ladies Auxiliary and their humble dedication to service. The Campbell River Legion Pipe Band made themselves known by circling the tables and blasting their tunes. Ah, the bagpipes.

Until next year…

Celebration of Remembrance Day
Pumped with pride

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