Prince George Remembers
Prince George, B.C. – It was standing room only at the Prince George Civic Centre for this morning’s Remembrance Day ceremony.
Young and old were on hand to pay their respects to those who have served our country – many of which have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
About a thousand-people packed into the Civic Centre for about an hour and a half for a Remembrance Day service before marching to the Cenotaph at city hall for two minutes of silence.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 chaplain Susan Scott spoke at the service and said she was heartened by an idea put forward by 10-year-old local resident Piper Dougherty.
“I’m excited because she is motivated to support the veterans in our community. She has written a business plan and I am A1% behind her, along with the mayor and our MP Todd Doherty,” she said.
“She wants to go out and canvass $25 – for every $25 raised there will be a flag planted at city hall. Canvassing will start the 1st of November, along with the Poppy Campaign. And that’s where the money will end up, in the poppy fund.”
Scott said the plan is to have Piper’s idea in place in time for Remembrance Day, 2017.