UNITY – Residents within the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald readership areas took moments out of their busy lives to pay respect to those who have fallen while serving our country.
Legion members from all the communities had gatherings to remember soldiers.
At the Cut Knife Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 200 service, winners of the literary and poster contest were on hand to receive their certificates and awards.
At Macklin, crocheted poppies lay upon the cairn that holds the name of those who served.
In Luseland, the Girl Guides lined Main Street and up to the cenotaph with pinwheels for peace, with a poppy, the Dickin Medal, the Izzy Doll and a tulip drawn on as symbols to remind how the world was during those times.
In Unity, a procession was led into the St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church with the colour party leading the way. Other organizations asked to be a part of the service included the Unity Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and the Unity & District Multiple 4-H Club. James Quiring, who was with the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, spoke of his experiences serving with the military.