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Remembrance Day service held at Kamsack's Eaglestone Lodge

A Remembrance Day service was held at Eaglestone Lodge on Nov. 8.
Among the persons attending a Remembrance Day observation at Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack on Nov. 8, from left, were: Sandy Nykolaishen at the piano, Pastor Stephen Ruten, and members of the Kamsack branch of the Royal Canadian Legion: Audrey Girling, Sharon Rudy, Diane Larson, Judy Green, Diane Smutt, Diana Belovanoff and Margaret Ratushny.

KAMSACK — At a Remembrance Day service held at Eaglestone Lodge on Nov. 8, Pastor Stephen Ruten used a version of the address he would later make at the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day observance in which he compared a person’s taking a plate of food from another to a nation invading a neighbouring country.

Ruten compared the taking of a plate of food to the efforts of Adolph Hitler taking over neighbouring countries, and Vladimir Putin having invaded Ukraine.

The service had begun with the singing of O Canada and an opening prayer by Ruten before Ruten had read the Honour Roll of district veterans who died fighting for Canada.

The Last Post was played, followed by a minute of silence and the playing of Reveille before the Act of Remembrance was recited.

Ruten urged everyone to remember the names on the Honour Roll.

“Let’s make our contribution to world peace by stopping the fight, the quarrel, we’ve had with someone who comes to mind,” he said. “World peace starts in the home at the table.”

Those assembled sang Nearer, My God to Thee and then the service concluded with the singing of God Save the King.

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