Remembrance Day is a time to reflect and remember those brave men and women, past and present, who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
All across the Quinte region on Sunday, November 11, ceremonies were held at local cenotaphs, wreaths were laid and moments of silence were held to honour fallen soldiers and living veterans against the backdrop of sunshine and crisp temperatures.
This day held even more special meaning, as it marked and commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 back in 1918.
As has been customary for several decades, 800 CJBQ broadcast live from Belleville’s ceremony at Memorial Park, with around 1,000 people in attendance.
Padre Larry Hurley of 418 Wing RCAF Association gave the sermon at the ceremony. His message was “give people what you owe them.”
Meantime in Quinte West, Douglas Duff of Branch 110 Trenton reminded people to not only remember fallen soldiers and their sacrifices, but also to learn and understand the outstanding qualities of the living veterans.