Remembrance Day Service

The Remembrance Day service held at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre was filled to capacity on Nov. 11.

Saluting: Const. Tyler Hagel

The Remembrance Day service held at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre was filled to capacity on Nov. 11.

During the service, Const. Tyler Hagel, president of Rimbey Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion gave a short address in which he spoke about dreams and images.

“Everybody has dream,’ he said, “but all we have for war is images.”

He talked about images of the trenches, the mud and the poppy and the soldier leaning over the top of the trenches to fire his rifle at the enemy.

“What would that soldier be thinking?

He also talked about the image of a young father going off to war and his little boy running after him calling for him to wait.

“How that man must have felt, leaving him,” he said.

Hagel also brought to mind disturbing images of three Mounties who were gunned down recently and the senseless killing of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

“Men fight so we can live our dream,” he said, adding Remembrance Day gives everyone an opportunity to mourn the dead and honour those came back.

This year Legion members worked together to build a beautiful new cenotaph which was placed at the front of the hall.

The cenotaph was modeled after the headstones in the Commonwealth war graves and held a replica of 12 headstones. Material for the cenotaph was donated by the Rimbey Co-op and Jackie Stratton from Scratchin’ the Surface donated the engraving.

See more Remembrance Day photos in this week’s paper.

 

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