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Touching Remembrance service held in Wildwood

by Dana McArthur Canadians at war and the importance of communities stronger."
supporting our military. "We must remember the Dungey went on to explain how the North West
Wildwood Royal Canadian Legion Branch 149 sacrifice of those who have served and those who Mounted Police (now the RCMP) went as the first
held Remembrance Day ceremonies on November continue to serve. We must always be grateful for Canadian mounted regiment and fought in the
11. the freedom we enjoy —because freedom is not Boer War [South Africa from 1899 to 1092].
The service began with the laying of the free." "That's why the RCMP are recognized as a
Canadian wreath at the cenotaph in the new RCMP Corporal Christine Dungey talked about Veterans group in Canada," explained Dungey.
Centennial Park across from the Legion. the RCMP's historical role in war and Canadian The benediction followed by a hymn of 'Onward
Lead by bagpiping and the Colour Party, legion allies like Australia, where Dungey is from. "We Christian Solders' was then sung.
members and veterans, along with first responders worked as a team with Canadian forces. And I The Laying of the Wreaths then took place,
and other dignitaries, marched to the Community want to look at our communities here and now, followed by the final blessing, and the Colour
Hall where the service took place. where we can all step up as a team to make our Party marching off.
There was a strong show of support with the
majority of the hall filled with those wishing to
pay their respects. The MC for the services was
Legion member Comrade Tom Myrholm.
Inside, the service began with the singing of Oh
Canada and the Deposit of the Colours. The Act of
Remembrance and a touching poppy drop
highlighted the service, along with the bugling of
the 'Last Post' followed by two minutes of silence.
The Wildwood Jr. High Drama class then put on
a touching play, using a silhouette screen, about
the life and death of a soldier and the loved ones
he left behind. The play brought a thunderous
round of applause from the audience.
"Only in Wildwood will you find something
that unique for Remembrance Day. You did a
wonderful job," said Myrholm. The laying of the Canadian wreath by Canadian Forces Corporal James Booth and RCMP Corporal
The hymn 'How Great Thou Art' and a reading Christine Dungey at the Wildwood cenotaph during Remembrance Day. photo Dana McArthur
of 'In Flanders Fields' by Mackenzie, a local
student, followed the play.
RCMP Corporal Christine Dungey read a
Remembrance Day message from Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau that thank Canadians for their
dedicated service to the country.
Yellowhead County Councillor for Wildwood,
Anthony Giezen, gave a heartfelt speech on the
importance of honouring Canadian veterans. "This
day we honour those who have fought for our
freedom. Remembrance Day is just not about
wars, but about ideals and what we stand for. We
respect our past and look forward with hope and
more than anything, we thank those who have
Canadian Armed Forces members Corporal
James Booth then spoke, recounting a history of The Colour Party leads legion members and veterans, along with first responders and dignitaries, to
the Wildwood Community Hall were Remembrance services took place. photo Dana McArthur

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