UPDATED: Some pictures from today's ceremony at the Cenotaph....
Today is Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the First World War. As citizens of our free country gather at Cenotaphs across the land, we pause to think and say thank you for the tremendous sacrifices that were made to protect our future by women and men many decades ago.
The ceremony in Peterborough begins at our Cenotaph (located at 500 George St. N) at Confederation Park at 10 a.m. with a parade followed by an always touching ceremony beginning at 10:30. As is tradition, a moment of silence will be held at 11 a.m. followed by closing remarks and song.
With the World Wars and Korean War having ended so many years ago, our local veterans from those events are fewer in number. We urge you to put on your poppy and head downtown to this touching event and show support for our local veterans. Without their help, the world might have been a very different place than it is today. We thank them for all the freedoms we now take for granted.
Lest we forget. —by Aaron Elliott
Here is a tribute by the Peterborough Pop Ensemble set to "Honour You"...
Learn more about Remembrance Day here.
The Trews "Highway of Heroes"...