Brett Marotto, a paramedic with the B.C. Ambulance Service and his 20-month-old son Benjamin lay a poppy by the Pitt Meadows cenotaph following the Remembrance Day Ceremony on Monday. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Pitt Meadows remembers

Ceremony held in Spirit Square Monday morning

Thousands packed Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows on Monday to pay tribute to Canadian veterans.

A reading of In Flanders Fields, a poem written by John McCrae during the First World War, started off the ceremony followed by the annual parade to the cenotaph.

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For the second year in a row, the Fraser Blues performed the flyby over the Pitt Meadows ceremony.

The singing of the national anthem took place and a member of the Ridge Meadows RCMP said the prayer.

Then the Last Post was played followed by a minute of silence.

Finally wreaths were laid around the cenotaph by members of the community.


 

cflanagan@mapleridgenews.com

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