A big crowd is expected at the Bancroft cenotaph on Saturday, when community members gather to recognize those who gave their lives in war.
Bancroft’s Remembrance Day ceremony will start at about 10:45 a.m. Participants will gather at the Bancroft Legion. A colour party will walk across Station Street to the cenotaph for the traditional 11 a.m. playing of the last post and silence.
Legion President Larry Shattraw says this year’s ceremony has a few new features. For the first time, a wreath will be laid to honour war brides and their contributions to Canada.
Also, organizers will acknowledge that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the first United Nations peacekeeping mission.
Shattraw says the event always has a strong turnout, as this community never forgets those who’ve served. The Bancroft cenotaph lists names of local soldiers killed in the First and Second World Wars, plus the Korean War.
Shattraw says, with tomorrow’s event being on Saturday, he expects a larger than normal crowd.
Following the ceremony, people can attend the Legion, where dignitaries will present some special certificates.
You can also listen to 97.7 Moose FM at 11 on Saturday, as we will be honouring Canadian veterans with special programming.