November 11, 2013 - 9:15 AM
KAMLOOPS – There are two ceremonies and a concert being held Monday in Kamloops to remember and honour the veterans in the city.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 has organized their annual parade and ceremony which begins at the Memorial Cairn at Riverside Park at 10:45 a.m. Assembly of the honour guard, playing of the Last Post and two minutes of silence will be followed by a fly-past from the 419 Squadron out of Cold Lake, Alta.
A parade heading west down Lorne Street to 1st Avenue and then up Victoria for several blocks will follow at 11:40 a.m. Local cadets, guides and scouts will take part in the event as well.
A reception at the legion will take place following the parade while the Ridgepointe at Pineview hosts a complimentary lunch for all veterans.
A Remembrance Day ceremony hosted by the Tk’emlups Indian Band begins at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church. The last surviving band member who served during the Second World War, Alan Manuel, will attend.
The Cantabile Singers of Kamloops will also host a concert Monday at 7 p.m. featuring a mix of readings and music to explore loss, war, peace and hope.
On Nov. 23 a special tribute for Korean War Veterans will also be held for legion members. MP Cathy McLeod, Lt. Governor of B.C. Judith Guichon and Senator Nancy Green-Raine will be on hand to pay tribute to the veterans that served in the Korean War.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2013