Lake Country Remembrance Day service guest of honour veteran Rowly Purmal lays a wreath during ceremony held at George Elliot Secondary School

Honouring the ultimate sacrifice

Veterans and local residents gathered at George Elliot Secondary School this morning for Remembrance Day service.

“We shall not grow old, as we that are left to grow old;

Age shallnot weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,

We will remember them.”

That poem, called the Act of Remembrance, was read to those in attendance by Oyama Royal Canadian Legion branch president Rob Nairne at the Remembrance Day service held this morning at George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country.

Several hundred people attended the service along with representatives from local service groups. veterans and government officials.

The guests of honoour for the service, a  Lake Country Remembrance Day tradition, were Rowly Purwal and Lorna Dewar.

Following the service, the Legion colour party led a parade from the school to the Lake Country cenotaph.