Or­léans re­mem­bers

Orleans Star - - LO­CAL NEWS -

Colonel John McCrae’s "In Flan­ders Fields" was read in both French and English and a chil­dren’s choir per­formed an en­dear­ing ren­di­tion of O’Canada be­fore the lay­ing of wreaths at the le­gion’s Ceno­taph took place.

Var­i­ous elected of­fi­cials in­clud­ing MP Royal Gali­peau, MPP Phil McNeely and Coun­cil­lors Bob Monette and Rainer Bloess laid wreaths on be­half of the dif­fer­ent lev­els of gov­ern­ment. Other wreaths were laid by dif­fer­ent groups or or­ga­ni­za­tions and some fam­i­lies came for­ward to hon­our loved ones who had passed away in the line of duty.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic were also in­vited to lay wreaths they had made them­selves, as one young boy ap­proached with a home­made gar­land cov­ered in pop­pies.

The cer­e­mony ended with a pa­rade back down Tay­lor Creek Dr. as those that gath­ered ap­plauded the sol­diers that took part.

Pho­tos: Cather­ine Kitts

The Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony in Or­léans is con­sid­ered the sec­ond largest in Ot­tawa af­ter the gath­er­ing at the Na­tional War Me­mo­rial, down­town.

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