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IN PHOTOS: Windsor, N.S. honours veterans at 2023 Remembrance Day service

Despite it being a dreary November day, Victoria Park was packed with people looking to pay their respects to veterans, and thank those who continue to serve.

The Royal Canadian Legion’s Hants County branch 009 held its annual Remembrance Day service at the outdoor cenotaph.

Paula Greene, the master of ceremonies, welcomed the crowd and reminded them that “no matter what is happening around us, and no matter where we are on Nov. 11, we can take time to remember our fallen comrades; those whose sacrifices as part of the Canadian Armed Forces or RCMP led to our freedoms today.”

With a little guiding help, this child was eager to place a poppy at the cenotaph in Windsor. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Rick Folker, a long-time sergeant-at-arms with the Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch, stands at attention during the 2023 Remembrance Day ceremony in Windsor. - Carole Morris-Underhill
Rick Folker, a long-time sergeant-at-arms with the Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch, stands at attention during the 2023 Remembrance Day ceremony in Windsor. – Carole Morris-Underhill

She said the service also offers people a chance to honour “those still serving our country in areas of conflict, those taking part in operations to maintain peace, and those serving on humanitarian missions.”

Bugler Isabelle Kehoe performed the Last Post and the Reveille and bagpiper Iain Lang, of King’s-Edgehill School, provided the Lament. The school choir at King’s-Edgehill performed two songs, Shores of Normandy and Brothers in Arms.


Four members of King’s-Edgehill School’s 254 Highland Cadet Corps were selected to serve as vigil guards during the 2023 ceremony. Pictured is Nicholas Lowe. - Carole Morris-Underhill
Four members of King’s-Edgehill School’s 254 Highland Cadet Corps were selected to serve as vigil guards during the 2023 ceremony. Pictured is Nicholas Lowe. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Paul DuMesnil, who laid a wreath on behalf of the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association, looks on during Windsor’s Remembrance Day ceremony. - Carole Morris-Underhill
Paul DuMesnil, who laid a wreath on behalf of the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association, looks on during Windsor’s Remembrance Day ceremony. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Accompanied by Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch president Darrell Leighton, left, and Sgt.-at-Arms Charlie Lahey, Dot (Dorothy) Shay laid the wreath on behalf of the Silver Cross Mother. - Carole Morris-Underhill
Accompanied by Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch president Darrell Leighton, left, and Sgt.-at-Arms Charlie Lahey, Dot (Dorothy) Shay laid the wreath on behalf of the Silver Cross Mother. – Carole Morris-Underhill
A member of the 106 Windsor Regional Air Cadet Squadron walks towards the cenotaph to lay a wreath. - Carole Morris-Underhill
A member of the 106 Windsor Regional Air Cadet Squadron walks towards the cenotaph to lay a wreath. – Carole Morris-Underhill
As the Remembrance Day ceremony in Windsor came to a close, and before the parade marched off, people were invited to lay poppies at the base of the cenotaph in Victoria Park. - Carole Morris-Underhill
As the Remembrance Day ceremony in Windsor came to a close, and before the parade marched off, people were invited to lay poppies at the base of the cenotaph in Victoria Park. – Carole Morris-Underhill
The Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch colour party led the procession to the cenotaph in Windsor. - Carole Morris-Underhill
The Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch colour party led the procession to the cenotaph in Windsor. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Members of the West Nova Scotia Regiment took part in Windsor’s Remembrance Day ceremony. The Canadian Forces was well represented, with members from air, army and navy divisions all present.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Members of the West Nova Scotia Regiment took part in Windsor’s Remembrance Day ceremony. The Canadian Forces was well represented, with members from air, army and navy divisions all present. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Four members of King’s-Edgehill School’s 254 Highland Cadet Corps were selected to serve as vigil guards during the 2023 ceremony. Pictured is Clare Munro. The other cadets were Grace Allison, Nicholas Lowe and Isaac Angus.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Four members of King’s-Edgehill School’s 254 Highland Cadet Corps were selected to serve as vigil guards during the 2023 ceremony. Pictured is Clare Munro. The other cadets were Grace Allison, Nicholas Lowe and Isaac Angus. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Youth groups, such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Pathfinders, Guides, Embers, Sparks, 4-H, Pony Club, and ICE Cheerleading, were invited to lay wreaths during the ceremony.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Youth groups, such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Pathfinders, Guides, Embers, Sparks, 4-H, Pony Club, and ICE Cheerleading, were invited to lay wreaths during the ceremony. – Carole Morris-Underhill
From left, politicians Hants West MLA Melissa Sheehy-Richard, West Hants Mayor Abraham Zebian, and Kings-Hants MP Kody Blois, all laid wreaths during Windsor’s Remembrance Day service. They’re pictured standing beside Master WO Greg Arsenault and Major Jordan Phillips.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
From left, politicians Hants West MLA Melissa Sheehy-Richard, West Hants Mayor Abraham Zebian, and Kings-Hants MP Kody Blois, all laid wreaths during Windsor’s Remembrance Day service. They’re pictured standing beside Master WO Greg Arsenault and Major Jordan Phillips. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Windsor Fire Chief Jamie Harvey and Lieut. Chris Sullivan, the Windsor Fire Department’s colour party parade marshal, look on during the Remembrance Day service in Victoria Park.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Windsor Fire Chief Jamie Harvey and Lieut. Chris Sullivan, the Windsor Fire Department’s colour party parade marshal, look on during the Remembrance Day service in Victoria Park. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Bugler Isabelle Kehoe performed the Last Post and the Reveille during Windsor’s 2023 Remembrance Day service.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Bugler Isabelle Kehoe performed the Last Post and the Reveille during Windsor’s 2023 Remembrance Day service. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Iain Lang, of King’s-Edgehill School, provided the Lament.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Iain Lang, of King’s-Edgehill School, provided the Lament. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Members of King’s-Edgehill School’s 254 Cadet Corps were out in force for Windsor’s annual Remembrance Day service. The cadet corps dates back to 1881, when it consisted of two dozen cadets. Now, all students between the ages of 12 and 19 at the school take part.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Members of King’s-Edgehill School’s 254 Cadet Corps were out in force for Windsor’s annual Remembrance Day service. The cadet corps dates back to 1881, when it consisted of two dozen cadets. Now, all students between the ages of 12 and 19 at the school take part. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch chaplain Terry Coldwell provided the prayer, benediction and blessing.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch chaplain Terry Coldwell provided the prayer, benediction and blessing. – Carole Morris-Underhill
The King’s-Edgehill School choir performed Shores of Normandy, a song made popular by Jim Radford, who served during the Second World War.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
The King’s-Edgehill School choir performed Shores of Normandy, a song made popular by Jim Radford, who served during the Second World War. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Sofia Ning’s melodic voice carried on the breeze as a group from King’s-Edgehill School performed Brothers in Arms.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Sofia Ning’s melodic voice carried on the breeze as a group from King’s-Edgehill School performed Brothers in Arms. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Parker DeMont, representing Avon View High School, laid a wreath on behalf of the youth of Canada.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Parker DeMont, representing Avon View High School, laid a wreath on behalf of the youth of Canada. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Master sailor Daren Gilbert, accompanied to the cenotaph by Sgt. at Arms Charlie Lahey, laid a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Navy.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Master sailor Daren Gilbert, accompanied to the cenotaph by Sgt. at Arms Charlie Lahey, laid a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Navy. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Major Parris and WO Davis, of the West Nova Scotia Regiment, laid a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Army.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Major Parris and WO Davis, of the West Nova Scotia Regiment, laid a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Army. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Master WO Greg Arsenault and Major Jordan Phillips laid a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Air Force and 14 Wing Greenwood.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Master WO Greg Arsenault and Major Jordan Phillips laid a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Air Force and 14 Wing Greenwood. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Windsor and District RCMP officers laid a wreath at Windsor’s cenotaph in Victoria Park.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Windsor and District RCMP officers laid a wreath at Windsor’s cenotaph in Victoria Park. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch president Darrell Leighton and Sgt. at Arms Charlie Lahey salute after placing a wreath.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Royal Canadian Legion Hants County 009 branch president Darrell Leighton and Sgt. at Arms Charlie Lahey salute after placing a wreath. – Carole Morris-Underhill
A wreath was laid on behalf of Korean War veterans.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
A wreath was laid on behalf of Korean War veterans. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Veteran Windsor firefighter Mike Campbell laid a wreath on behalf of the fire service.  - Carole Morris-Underhill
Veteran Windsor firefighter Mike Campbell laid a wreath on behalf of the fire service. – Carole Morris-Underhill
Capt. Tidd laid a wreath on behalf of the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Atlantic). - Carole Morris-Underhill
Capt. Tidd laid a wreath on behalf of the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Atlantic). – Carole Morris-Underhill
Family and friends of veterans were invited to lay a wreath in memory of a loved one during the service. - Carole Morris-Underhill
Family and friends of veterans were invited to lay a wreath in memory of a loved one during the service. – Carole Morris-Underhill

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