Standing from the left during the Rimbey Remembrance Day Service were Const. Larissa Shadforth

Standing from the left during the Rimbey Remembrance Day Service were Const. Larissa Shadforth

Remembrance Day Service well attended

Michael Jarmoluk, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, proudly carried his flag in the Remembrance Day service

Michael Jarmoluk, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, proudly carried his flag in the Remembrance Day service and stood at attention during the opening ceremonies.

Jarmoluk, a Second World War veteran who recently returned from five days in Rome, said he was pleased his family attended the service.

“They got to see that the old guy is still marching,” he said with a chuckle.

Joining Jarmoluk in the colour party was Legion members Dale Waldron, Walter Lynn and Bob Lapointe.

Master of ceremonies Rimbey Legion President, Comrade Tyler Hagel said it is important to remember the veterans who laid down their lives for their country and also to honour the veterans who came home.

“It is important that they pass their stories onto us so we will never forget,” he said.

Pastor Mark Schultz from the Zion Lutheran Church said giving thanks to our veterans for the bravery and commitment to their country needs to be a priority for everyone.

“They fought for lasting peace. Our veterans served their country and by serving their country they have also served God. We need to honor our veterans who have fought in past wars and who fight today. We need government and we need armies, but we also need to honor God, it is he who holds the fields forever.”

Wreaths were laid on behalf of organizations and individuals and following the service, members of the Rimbey Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary extended a warm invitation for all for lunch and fellowship at the Legion Hall.

Following the retiring of the colours and The Royal Anthem, Comrade Hagel presented Harold Kenney, president of the Rimbey Historical Society with a $25,000 cheque to go towards the restoration of Rimbey’s war museum located at Pas Ka Poo Park.