The Remembrance Day service in Rimbey was well attended and a true reminder of the price Canadians have paid for peace.
Two minutes of silence followed the poignant strains of the Last Post played by Ponoka Air Cadet Dylan Jeffcott.
The colours were marched in by Legion members and several wreaths were laid prior to a message from Rimbey Legion Comrade Tyler Hagel. A short audio/visual presentation followed.
In his message Comrade Hagel talked about a story written by a winner of a Legion essay contest. In the essay, the young writer talked about a soldier who was only 16 when he was killed.
“I spoke to his grave and told him how sorry I was,” the writer said. “Take time to remember them as people, not just just numbers in the army.”
“It was a very moving piece,’ said Hagel.
Earl Giebelhaus led the singing of the hymn God of Life and Eternal Father, Strong to Save.
The sermon theme presented by Pastor Al Lewis was For those I love I will sacrifice.
“We need to remember the freedoms we enjoy should not be taken for granted, but they come at a cost. They have been bought and paid for by men and women who fought for our freedom.”
Pastor Lewis also mentioned police officers and first responders in his message, noting that “they put their lives on the line for us.”