A large crowd attended the Collingwood Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph on Sunday November 11th.
This year marked a special anniversary. Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country and around the world commemorated the end of the First World War one hundred years ago.
The Town of Collingwood played its part in “Battle’s Over” , an international commemoration marking 100 years since the end of World War 1.
Organized by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO, OBE, OPR, Battle’s Over took place on November 11th 2018, with events throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and at scores of locations including New Zealand ,Ireland, Australia, Bermuda, France, Belgium, Canada, the United States, and Germany.
The day began early, at 6:00 a.m., at the Collingwood Cenotaph. 06:00 Beinn Gorm Highlanders perform “Battles Over” at the Cenotaph
At 10:40 a.m. the Collingwood Remembrance day parade made its way to the cenotaph.
10:50 a.m. A Cry For Peace
10:55 a.m. Battles Over
11:00 Last Post and the Remembrance Day Ceremony
18:55 p.m., Trinity United Church tolls church bell 104 time at 5 second intervals
Last Post played in Millennium Park
A Cry for Peace
Mayor Sandra Cooper and Mayor Elect Brian Saunderson to read the WW1 Honour Roll as displayed on the side of the cenotaph
Lorne Kenney – “In Flanders Fields”
Pipe Major Scott Buchanan, Grey & Simcoe Foresters Regimental Pipes and Drums – Battle’s Over
Collingwood Fire Department ignited the Beacon Fire of Remembrance
Photos from the Collingwood Cenotaph – Remembrance Day 2018
Related Story – 100 Years of Remembrance
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