St. Catharines Remembrance Day service a solemn and reverent affair

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Published November 11, 2021 at 1:25 pm

The Remembrance Day ceremony at the Memorial Park cenotaph in downtown St. Catharines was, as could be expected, a solemn and reverent service, honouring those who came before us.

Attended by St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik (the lone political speaker at the service), St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle, St. Catharines MPP Jennie Stevens and Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley, dozens of Canadian military uniforms speckled the crowd as service men and women, young and elderly, came to pay tribute to those who have fallen.

The Niagara Police cordoned off St Paul St West, from Westchester to McGuire, allowing between 300 and 400 citizens to line the street, the park and the sidewalks as a ceremonial cannon was fired off at three different points in the service.

At the end, citizens, who were held away from services last year because of the pandemic, were reminded to remove their poppies and attach them to one of the dozens of wreathes that lined the park.

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