A large sombre crowd gathered in Picton for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday.
The 11 a.m. ritual honouring veterans from the First and Second World Wars, Korean War and Afghan War featured a service at the Picton United Church with officiants Padre Bill Kidnew and Reverand Richard Hamilton.
The ceremony then moved to the cenotaph with an army and air cadet parade, the traditional reading of ‘In Flanders Fields,” the bugle playing of “The Last Post,” and wreath laying.
WWII Veteran George Wright was member of the legendary First Special Service Force, known as “The Devil’s Brigade.”
In 1942, the now 95-year-old soldier from Picton was a member of the elite Canada-US army unit comprised of 1,800 soldiers that targeted military and industrial installations.
Wright shares what he reflects on and who he remembers.
With eyes brimming with tears, his son, Edward Wright beamed about the large showing of community support for veterans including his dad.