PHOTOS: White crosses placed to mark Cowichan veterans’ graves

A cadet hammers in a white cross to honour a veteran at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mill Bay during cross ceremonies. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)A cadet hammers in a white cross to honour a veteran at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mill Bay during cross ceremonies. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cadets salute a grave at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mill Bay during cross ceremonies on Nov. 7. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Cadets salute a grave at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mill Bay during cross ceremonies on Nov. 7. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A member of the Knights of Columbus acknowledges a veteran buried at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mill Bay as cadets placed crosses at graves on Nov. 7. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)A member of the Knights of Columbus acknowledges a veteran buried at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mill Bay as cadets placed crosses at graves on Nov. 7. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cadets and Legion members salute a grave at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mill Bay during cross ceremonies on Nov. 7. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Cadets and Legion members salute a grave at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mill Bay during cross ceremonies on Nov. 7. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Community members gathered on Nov. 7 to place white crosses on the graves of veterans in the Cowichan Valley.

The placing of the white crosses has become a tradition in advance of Remembrance Day to honour those who fought for Canada.

One of the places visited was St. Francis Xavier Church graveyard in Cobble Hill.