Remembrance Day at Victoria Square (Photos) Vancity Social

On Tuesday, November 11th thousands of Vancouverites gathered at Victoria Square to observe the ceremony to remember those brave soldiers who lost their lives in battle.

The ceremony started at 9:45am and ended with the beginning of the parade at 11:30am.

As part of the ceremony veterans, military marching units and bands were led to Victory Square by the Vancouver Flag Party, this was a beautiful introduction for the cenotaph ceromy for which the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service Band and Pipes and Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada performed Sands of Kuwait.

Performances from the Vancouver Back Youth Choir and Sarabande filled were the main part of the ceremony program filling the hearts of the crowd.

At 11:00am the Last Post was sounded before two respectful minutes of silence, during which a 21-gun salute by the 15th Field Artillery Regiment was heard from Portside Park. The atmosphere was filled with rouse and lament.

The Royal Canadian Air Force then carried out a flypast. Shortly afterwards, the Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande sang In Flanders Fields. The traditional placing of wreaths at the cenotaph followed.

Shortly after that, the Remembrance Day parade of veterans, brass bands, pipes and drums, Canadian Forces units and Cadets, began marching west on Hastings and took the salute while passing the reviewing stand.
Veterans continued on Hastings and dispersed, the soldiers remaining on the parade turned north on Richards, east on Cordova, and south on Cambie then saluted the Cenotaph while passing Victory Square.

Enjoy the Pictures taken by Fernanda Martinez.

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