For the first time in three years, the Richmond Royal Canadian Legion Branch 625 was able to host a full Remembrance Day ceremony without restrictions.
The weather made for a perfect day, as the temperature was unseasonably mild, and the rains were still several hours away.
Veterans, students, families, citizens and dignitaries all came together to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to fight for freedom, democracy, and a better Canada.
Legion President Wendy Ryan welcomed the hundreds of attendees, and Richmond Silver Cross Mother Joyce Clench laid the first wreath.
Students from South Carleton High School played a key role in the service. Keiran Driscoll played the Last Post on the bugle, while Corbin Perkins read the poem, ‘In Flanders Fields.’
Following the ceremony, local residents removed their poppies and left them at the foot of the cenotaph.