Even a little rain can't keep Nelsonites from honouring veterans during Remembrance Day Ceremony at the cenotaph
Hundreds of people braved the rainy, cold weather — similar to what war veterans experienced in the trenches during the WW I and WW II — lined the streets and sidewalks surrounding the Nelson Cenotaph Friday to pay tribute Canada’s veterans at the Remembrance Day ceremony.
The Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band led the parade of veterans and many other groups, which also included Nelson City Police and Fire Department, Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, Search and Rescue, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides as well as Nelson RCMP.
The Nelson Pilot’s Association flew over the ceremony following two minutes of silence to honour the veterans.
Nelson Mayor John Dooley spoke briefly reminding the crowd how lucky Canadians are to live in such a proud country.
Following the ceremony the crowds dispersed with many vets heading to the Royal Canadian Legion to share stories.