On November 11, 2014 I attended the Remembrance Day Service at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park. It was a cold day but it didn’t hinder the large group of families, veterans and service men and women, who showed up to remember the sacrifices made for our country.
Some veterans wear special vests on Remembrance Day telling the story of when and where they served.
A Second World War Veteran and member of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles gets emotional during the service.
Members of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles stand guard at the Rifles Memorial during the chilly service.
A veteran and his young children walk past members of the Winnipeg Police Service before the service begins.
Young girls pin their poppies to the wreaths laid at the Rifles Memorial after the service.
A member of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles delivers a prayer during the service.
Judy Hemlow was a medic with the Canadian Women’s Army Corp during Canada’s peacekeeping efforts. Hemlow comes to Vimy Ridge Memorial Park with her group of vets every year.
Members of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles are relieved from their post in front of the Rifles Memorial after the service.