As is customary at the Rembrance Day ceremony at Charles Hoey Park every year, cadets manned the cenotaph for the duration of the event. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Hundreds gather to observe Remembrance Day in Duncan

Hundreds of citizens gathered at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan the morning of Nov. 11 for the annual observance of Remembrance Day. The rain held off for the most part and the ceremony was emceed by Paul Douville, with Rev. Greg Sumner serving as the event’s Padre. Many community groups laid a wreath at the cenotaph to pay their respects.

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More and more young people have been learning of the importance of observing Remembrance Day. This photo is of a young woman at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Charles Hoey Park in Duncan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

More and more young people have been learning of the importance of observing Remembrance Day. This photo is of a young woman at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Charles Hoey Park in Duncan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

As is customary at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Charles Hoey Park every year, cadets manned the cenotaph for the duration of the event. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

As is customary at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Charles Hoey Park every year, cadets manned the cenotaph for the duration of the event. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Members of Canada’s Armed Forces lay a wreath as part of the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan on Nov. 11. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Members of Canada’s Armed Forces lay a wreath as part of the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan on Nov. 11. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Second World War veteran George Brewster recited the ‘Act of Remembrance’ and ‘In Flanders Fields’ during the Remembrance Day event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 11. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Second World War veteran George Brewster recited the ‘Act of Remembrance’ and ‘In Flanders Fields’ during the Remembrance Day event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 11. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Gordon Pollock played the pipes during the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day ceremony at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Gordon Pollock played the pipes during the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day ceremony at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Dressed in Red Serge, the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP always participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Charles Hoey Park in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Dressed in Red Serge, the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP always participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Charles Hoey Park in Duncan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)