Amherst re­mem­bers those who made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice

The Amherst News - - REMEMBRANCE DAY -

It was 100 years ago that the guns of the First World War fell silent.

Hun­dreds of peo­ple gath­ered at the ceno­taph in Vic­to­ria Square in Amherst on Nov. 11 to pay trib­ute to the mil­lions who died in that war, in­clud­ing more than 60,000 Cana­di­ans, and the mil­lions more who died in the Sec­ond World War, and the wars that fol­lowed.

Fol­low­ing the cer­e­mony at the ceno­taph, peo­ple gath­ered at Trin­ity-St. Stephen United Church for the lay­ing of the wreaths.

DAVE MATHIESON – AMHERST NEWS

Mem­bers of the Cana­dian Forces, in­clud­ing th­ese re­servists, marched down Church Street dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

DAVE MATHIESON – AMHERST NEWS

The Cor­rec­tional Ser­vice Canada Com­mu­nity Pipes and Drums band makes its way down Church Street in Amherst.

DAVE MATHIESON – AMHERST NEWS

Cadets were posted at the four cor­ners of the ceno­taph dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

DAVE MATHIESON – AMHERST NEWS

Vet­eran Art Hol­land saluted the Re­mem­brance Day pa­rade as it made its way up La­Planche street.

DAVE MATHIESON – AMERST NEWS

Korean War Vet­eran Jack Perry leads veter­ans down Church Street in Amherst.

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