Representatives of the RCMP lay a wreath at the Rossland cenotaph on Monday. See more photos from the Remembrance Day ceremony on page 12. Photo: John Boivin

Rossland honours its fallen sons and daughters

Cenotaph service marks Remembrance Day

Hundreds of Rosslanders came out to pay their respects on Monday to the sacrifice men and women from Rossland — and across Canada — made to protect our freedoms and way of life. Remembrance Day ceremonies in the mountain town took place at the cenotaph on Columbia Avenue, starting with a parade from the Legion down the city’s main road to the memorial. The area has just had the addition of a beautiful new mural depicting an alpine meadow — with a poppy set in the scene, remembering more than 50 Rosslanders who gave their lives in the Boer, First and Second World Wars, in Korea, and in peacekeeping duties around the world.

 

Hundreds of Rosslanders came out to pay their respects on a cool but clear November day. Photo: John Boivin

The cenotaph had a sea of wreaths before it by the ceremony’s conclusion. Photo: John Boivin

RCMP led the parade out after the ceremony at the cenotaph on Columbia Avenue. Photo: John Boivin

Businesses, government and community organizations lay wreaths at the cenotaph on Monday. Photo: John Boivin

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