Hundreds of Rosslandlers joined their fellow Canadians all across the country Saturday in showing appreciation for those who have sacrificed for their country as part of Remembrance Day observances.
The streets of Rossland were lined with onlookers as the parade led by a Mountie and members of the Royal Canadian Legion marched down Columbia Ave.
Jeff Alexander led the crowd in “O Canada” and Rita Cain played “The Last Post” before the traditional moment of silence was observed.
Mayor Kathy Moore read the roll call (see below) while Scouts laid poppies in front of crosses commemorating Rosslanders who served in the Second Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War.
Representatives of the federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as local businesses, service clubs and individuals laid wreaths in front of the cenotaph while the honour guard looked on.
The Rev. Ken Siemens encouraged those gathered to show their gratefulness by living a life worthy of the cost in human life we so often take for granted.
“Considering what you are doing with the freedom that has been granted to you and the way that you are living your life — would a reasonable person looking at you consider that those who died for your freedom got a reasonable return on their investment?” he asked.
After singing “God Save the Queen” the crowd slowly dispersed as many removed the poppies from their lapels to place them on the remembrance wreaths.
Rosslands Fallen Comrades
Second Boer War (1899-1902): C.W. Cotterhill, B.H. Lee, E. Mackintosh
First World War (1914-1918): C.E. Adams, H. Bowers, R. Bowie, E.V. Bloomfield, A. Campbell, J. Cocking, T. Cross, J. Dawson, R. Gunn, H. Holmes, J. Inches, M. Janich, J. Kearney E.J. Lee, A.G. Leeson, A. Lindsay, R.J. Martello, A. McLean, J. Mellach, Z. Nikitovich, F.S. Oliver, H. Packer, J. Paul, J.A. Paull, R. Rakovich, T. Talbot, J. Trewhella, G. Wallace, T. Wallace, Wm.V. Wyldes
Second World War (1939-1945):
G. Beley, R.S. Churchill, J.W. Clark, B.F. Cleeton, R.E. Coulter, E.S. Couture, E.T. Cox, T. Dunne, D. Funk, R.A. Johnson, J. Howell, C.J. Lewis, J.C. Lees, R.J. Martello, J.McLellan, C. Morris, A.W. Ogg, W. Ozeroff, E.T. Phillips, J.B. Richardson, J. Tongue, D. Watson, J. Wright
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