Hundreds of residents were at MacDonald Island Park this morning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
RCMP, firefighters, EMS, politicians and veterans were on hand to recognize the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
At the MacDonald Island celebration, Pastor Robert Parmenter says we owe our very livelihood to those who’ve served and died for our country.
“We move freely, live peacefully and interact with every person we choose to. Through all this and much more, we have to be thankful for those that have served and are still serving.”
Patrick Britton served for 8 years in the military and he says November 11 is a chance to remember all those lives lost who served for our country.
“It’s a day for remembrance, remembering what I myself and the soldiers I served with did overseas. Remembering what my grandfather did while he was in World War Two but ultimately just believing in sacrifice.”
Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Tany Yao, Mayor Don Scott and Legion President Pat Duggan all took time to give their remarks of remembrance.
— MIX 103.7 News (@Mix1037FMNews) November 11, 2018