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Remembrance Day ceremony hosted at Jarvie cenotaph on Nov. 11

JARVIE — Just over 90 people from Jarvie and surrounding area were in attendance at the community's Remembrance Day ceremony, which was held outdoors at the Jarvie Cenotaph.

Lieutenant-Commander (RTD) The Very Rev. John Tyrrell lead the service, opening first with a prayer. Trumpeter Chris Rottier played the Last Post at 11 a.m., followed by two minutes of silence in remembrance and the Reveille.

Wreaths had already been placed at the memorial, and the flags of Canada and Alberta on each side were flown at half mast.

As their names were called out, representatives of various groups, including the RCMP, Westlock County, Westlock Fire Services, and others placed poppies on a board on behalf of an organization or in memory of a loved one. Among them was Marilyn Bell, representing mothers of veterans.

After all who were called or wished came forward, Lesley Foster sang a beautiful rendition of the old hymn, Abide With Me, followed by Ross Lea who led in the famous poem, “In Flanders Fields.”

The service closed with all singing our national anthem, “O Canada”.

Refreshments followed at the Jarvie Community Center, where many gathered for hot coffee and delicious soup and/or chicken pot pie and buns, as well as a time to visit with one another.