Residents gathered from all around the Cowichan Lake district Monday morning, Nov. 11 to remember the war dead.
The amphitheatre setting above the Lake Cowichan cenotaph was thronged with people, who turned out on a chilly but dry morning for the increasingly popular cermonies.
Members of the Cowichan Pipers & Drummers led in a big parade that included not only Legion members, officers from the RCMP detachment in red serge, and area firefighters and emergency personnel, but a large number of young hockey players in their jerseys, plus the local Scout troop. The Lake Cowichan Tenors sang both before and during the ceremony, and many, many groups and individuals laid wreaths at the cenotaph.
During that, a flypast of eight planes drew all eyes skyward.
After the ceremonies concluded, a crowd thronged forward to place their poppies on the cenotaph before heading home.