Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 honours veterans with moving Remembrance Day services

Remembrance Day services in Williams Lake Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Angie Mindus photos

It was another beautiful tribute to veterans this year as the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 hosted Remembrance Day services in Williams Lake.

The day started with a service held inside the Gibraltar Room at 10 a.m., followed by a march led by the Colour Party to the Cenotaph outside city hall. The Cenotaph service included prayers, two minutes of silence, readings, the playing of the Last Post and the laying of wreaths.

A sea of poppies could be seen wore on the hundreds of diverse residents in attendance who took in the annual service.

The weather was brisk but with blue skies and no snow.

Retired RCMP officer Grant Officer led the service for the eighth year in the row.

Martin told the Tribune his father and father-in-law both fought in the Second World War, adding Remembrance Day is about honouring all the veterans who fought “to make this what I think is the greatest country ever.”

“It’s paying your respects to every man and woman who served this country.”

Following the service, everyone was invited to the Legion for fellowship.

Do you have a comment about this story? email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Williams Lake RCMP target 30 offenders to tackle property crime

Insp. Jeff Pelley said the targetting involves working with local community agencies

Williams Lake RCMP seek public’s assistance locating missing woman

Kendra Shorter was last seen near the hospital

Generosity abounds at Tribune’s Food and Toy Drive

The public also enjoyed the festive attitude, with two local musical groups performing

Province lowers rents for new affordable housing unit in Williams Lake

Rents for 30 of the units have been lowered effective January 2020

Lakecity to host Bantam Tier 2 Hockey Championships this March

Williams Lake will play host to a BC Hockey provincial championship this winter

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of infamous Mountie

Sam Steele wearing military, not RCMP uniform in image depicted in Jimmy’s Cannabis window

B.C. conservation officers put down fawn blinded by pellet gun on Vancouver Island

Young deer found near construction site in Hammond Bay area in Nanaimo, B.C.

Laid-off forest workers converge on B.C. legislature

Loggers call for action on strike, provincial stumpage

B.C. guide fined $2K in first conviction under new federal whale protection laws

Scott Babcock found guilty of approaching a North Pacific humpback whale at less than 100 metres

Feds urge Air Canada to fix booking problems as travel season approaches

The airline introduced the new reservation system more than three weeks ago

Almost 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: new national study

17,000 people have been hospitalized for opioid-related poisoning

Most Read