On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month…
We have set aside this day to remember those people who have been killed in wars, starting with the South African war, which started in 1899, right up to the present day.
There are no surviving veterans from that war, or from World War I. And every day, Canada loses 500 veterans from World War II a week.
Even so, there are 100,000 veterans of that war still alive, with an average age of 88.
Remembrance Day Ceremonies will once again happen at the Tumbler Ridge Secondary School at 1100 hours on November 11.
Veterans will be joined by members of the Junior Rangers, Tumbler Ridge Protective Services and other community members in a processional from the Royal Canadian Legion down to the high school before the ceremony at the high school begins.
Afterwards, everyone is invited to the Legion for a short ceremony at the cenotaph, then for lunch. Hot dogs and pop for the kids, and chili and stew for the adults. Lunch is provided at no charge for all who wish to join.
To see the complete list of activities happening on Remembrance Day, check out our special section starting on page 7.
The Canadian Flag rises above the war memorial at Vimy Ridge. TR News’ Roxanne Braam took this photo when she and was there earlier this year.