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