It was a cold day, but Rimbey still same out to honour the veterans of the First and Second World Wars, and those of the conflicts since.
The small, invitation-only service was live streamed by the Rimbey Legion so everyone in the town could take part, while still keeping to their cohorts and physical distancing in the world of COVID-19.
To ensure physical distancing was in place, the service, which was about a half an hour in length, was held outside at the cenotaph at the Legion.
While the service had a smaller attendance than normal, the message of Remembrance was felt by all those who watched from home or in person.
“Every Remembrance Day is a special occasion, but this year is especially important as it marks 75 years since the end of the surrender of the German axis allies during WWII,” said Rimbey President Garrett Jones.
“Without the bravery of these men and women who served during WWII, we cannot imagine what the world would be like today.”
The Padre spoke a prayer of thanks, remembrance and hope.
“We meet in the presence of God. We commit ourselves to work in penitence of faith for reconciliation between the nation, that all people may together live in freedom, justice and peace,” he said.
Ten wreaths were laid before the cenotaph at the end of the ceremony, and each person took a moment to reflect and remember those who have been lost.