Every year on 11 November Canadians mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. At this time we also remember those who served in subsequent conflicts, and mark our respect for those who serve to protect our values and our safety today. The WW1 armistice took effect at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 and so the one hundredth anniversary of that date made Remembrance Day 2018 extra special.
[Photos above: Lt. Urbanowski]
Civil engagement and community development is part of what cadets do, and our army cadets were honoured to join others from Vancouver, around British Columbia, and across the country to mark the occasion. Cadets from the 72nd participated in a parade and ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery, and at an indoor ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion Mount Pleasant Branch #177 on November 11. The previous day, they participated in an evening event honouring Vancouver’s Commonwealth soldiers at Mountain View Cemetery.
[Photos above: Lt. Menzies, Capt. Gavaghan]
Chief Warrant Officer Bain also participated in a Remembrance ceremony for veterans of foreign wars at Naval Air Station Widbey Island in Oak Harbour, Washington, USA