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Thousands Expected for Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 5:50 AM

veteranspoppypinPrince George, B.C. – If you want a seat at tomorrow’s Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Civic Centre, you’d better get there early.

John Scott, vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s BC/Yukon Command, warns those who don’t risk being left outside standing.

“We’ve been running about 2,000 people which pretty much packs that place to capacity and then we’ve had a larger turnout at the Cenotaph in the last couple of years.”

He says attendees can expect to hear several speeches – including words from Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond “and hopefully an MP.”

Following the ceremony, which starts just after 9:00 a.m., he says the march to the Cenotaph will begin at 10:45 a.m. culminating with two minutes of silence at 11:00.

Afterwards Scott says everyone is invited to gather at the Legion.

“Of course. As soon as that’s over, everybody can proceed on over and celebrate with the veterans.”


God bless all our military, men and women…past and present

    I’ll second that motion.

Lets hope the parade commander does not refer to the Veterans as “Legionairs” when they are called to attention.

Canada had 40,000 casualties and probably as man injured In World War II. They gave freedom to millions in Europe.

In the Korean War we had 517 deaths and even more injured. The war lasted Three years and we gave democracy to the Korean people.

The war in Afghanistan lasted 12 years we had 150 casualties and the result is a revolution today in Afghanistan. We also now call the participant’s in this war “veterans”.

It appears the meaning of the word “veteran” has taken on a new meaning.

And all the best our Veterans on this November II.

    Reading the estimates on the number of deaths (both civilian and military) as a result of the Second World War is absolutely mind numbing. The 40,000 you quote for our country is staggering enough but when you consider the estimates for China are upwards to 20 million, the Soviet Union is estimated at 25 Millions, the Netherlands are over 200,000, and on and on and on, it’s incomprehensible.

    I don’t think a mere “thank you” is enough for you and our other veterans.

Well axman we are on the same page. Thanks. If you have read the recent book “The Taliban Don’t Wave” It give me a picture of what has been going on in Afghanistan .

There was a t.v. program on PBS last night that described the medical advances made by western military medicine.
Due to better techniques, and quicker transport to proper medical facilities, soldiers are surviving injuries today that would have meant certain death to a soldier in the past.
The program detailed the advances, and subsequent survival rates that increased after every major conflict in the 20th century.

I think that the program focused on the U.S. military, but the same would apply to our Canadian boys and girls.

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