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Community to host virtual remembrance service

Honouring the past in solemn silence
Virtual service to honour soldiers

PREECEVILLE - Every year the community of Preeceville hosts a Remembrance Day Service to honour war veterans and those who were killed in action during the war years. It is usually held at the Preeceville Community Legion with wreaths laid at an inside cenotaph and at two separate cenotaphs, one located outside the hall and the other one is located outside the Town of Preeceville Cenatoph.

"In order to follow the guidelines established by the government, this year will be similar to the one held last year," said Legion members. "There will only be a private service that the public will not be allowed to attend. Only a few Legion members will be in attendance at the service that will be held at the Town of Preeceville cenotaph. The service will be live streamed and uploaded to Facebook for the public to follow," they said.

Wreaths and Poppies will be sold in stores starting October 29 up until the service.

In a previous service Bill Lesko, legion member had summed up Remembrance Day.

"The events that have unfolded on the world stage since World War I, have shown that we are not immune from the horrific effects of terrorism and intra-state conflicts will continue despite our best efforts. That is why, on Remembrance Day, we must take the time to remind ourselves of the sacrifices made to preserve our basic freedoms and renew our individual hopes for the future so that we may try to heal the wounds inflicted by the horrors of armed conflict and terrorism of yesteryear and today.

"Peace can not be kept by force alone. It can only be achieved by remembering, educating, and creating an understanding of causes of war s well as peace, amongst all Canadians. Our nation will only be as good in the future as the people who are growing up today as prepared to make it. On Remembrance Day, we take the time to remind ourselves of the sacrifices made to preserve our basic freedoms. By forgetting or ignoring what happened in the past will leave some people with the comforting impression that these things did not happen. That attitude might will lead us to repeating the same mistakes of the past and lead us again into armed conflict," he concluded

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of the remembrance poppy) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty, stated the Wikipedia website.

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