ELK POINT – Much warmer temperatures than the past few years brought out a good crowd to Elk Point’s Remembrance Day gathering, with many joining the veterans and dignitaries as they marched to the cenotaph, its flag at half-mast and its flame flickering in the breeze.
All paused at the sound of the Last Post’s final notes for the two minutes of silence, followed by the traditional Lament and Rouse. Royal Canadian Legion member Roger Freeman led the Act of Remembrance, and F. G. Miller High School student Halle Moroziuk recited ‘In Flanders Fields’ before dignitaries, representatives of organizations and businesses and members of the public came forward to accept a total of 28 wreaths from Town Coun. Jason Boorse to place around the cenotaph.
Town Coun. Tim Smereka thanked those who attended, saying, “It is great to see the number of people who came to acknowledge those who have served our country in the past and present, and to keep their memory alive.”
Pastor Payton Drobot wrapped up the morning with a moving benediction before everyone moved into the Seniors Recreation Centre for lunch sponsored by the Elk Point Elks Lodge and Empress Restaurant.