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PHOTOS: Penticton remembers veterans' service, sacrifice

Anne Snyder is escorted to lay a wreath in honour of her son, Capt. Jonathan Snyder, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008.

PENTICTON - It was nearly standing room only for the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

The three halls were open to allow hundreds of visitors inside to sit and stand before the stage. Those who could not find a seat stood outside within ear shot of the speeches, the reading of the poem In Flanders Fields and the playing of the Last Post.

Wreaths were laid at the base of a cenotaph replica where four soldiers bearing rifles stood attention. Anne Snyder, mother of Capt. Jonathan Snyder who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008, was escorted to lay a ring of green in honour of her son.

The ceremony ended with a video tribute and a colour party made up of veterans, actively serving soldiers, cadets and RCMP officers.

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