Kenton's Remembrance Day big crowd

On a cold winter day, the largest crowd in recent memory gathered at the Kenton Memorial Hall for the Remembrance Day Service at 10:45 am.

Soldiers from CFB Shilo were in attendance.

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Elsie Dickenson read the Call to Remember. The Honour Roll was read by WW2 veteran Jack Houston. Last Post and Reveille were played by Irene Todd.

Wreaths were laid and a youth read the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae, followed by the choir leading in singing “For the Faithful Who Have Answered.”

Guest speaker, Garry Draper shared war remembrances including that of his grandfather, and spoke of recent peacekeeping efforts.

Dickenson lead in prayer and the congregation recited the Lord’s Prayer.

"O God Our Help in Ages Past” was sung with the choir leading everyone.

Everyone was invited to move downstairs where the Kenton Legion Branch #118 Ladies Auxiliary served a pot luck lunch.

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