Hundreds attended the Remembrance Day event in Lake Country today (Daniel Taylor- Kelowna Capital News)

Veterans honoured at Lake Country Remembrance Day ceremony

Remembrance day event in Lake Country was one of five ceremonies that took place across Central Okanagan

More than 500 people turned out on Remembrance Day to honour those who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect Canada’s freedoms.

Held at George Elliott Secondary, the event included a reading of Flanders Field by Nairne and a performance of the Amazing Grace humn by pipe major Don MacLeod.

Like many families, Oyama Legion president Rob Nairne said war had personally impacted his own family.

READ MORE: Large crowd gathers to remember Westbank First Nation veterans

“I’ve known six generations in my own lifetime spanning from 1870 to the current day. To think of what all those generations have gone through, it’s just horrendous,” said Nairne.

Despite the difficult times, Nairne said he was glad so many children were at the event so the awareness of what happened could be passed onto the next generation.

Nairne said the Remembrance Day event helps to to ensure Canada remains an open and diverse country for all.

“People before us made sure we continue to have certain values to stand for,” Nairne said.

“We’re the ones left to continue this tradition and to make sure that Canada is a place that is always going to be open, a place that will always be welcome and a place that will always be diverse.”

Hundreds of people in the Central Okanagan also attended a Remembrance Day ceremonies in downtown Kelowna, Peachland, West Kelowna and in Rutland on Monday.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day when allied forces performed a military operation in France to eventually help liberate Europe from war.


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