REMEMBRANCE – Large crowd expected as annual ceremony goes public again
Remembrance Day in Kamloops will once again be marked with a public ceremony at Riverside Park on Friday (Nov. 11).
The Kamloops Legion will host the ceremony, the first fully public one since the pandemic.
Legion President Daniel Martin said people should gather at the park by 10:30 a.m. Four bleacher-style stands will be set up in the park, as well as 50 chairs for veterans who wish to be seated during the ceremony.
“So around 10:30 a.m. people should start gathering or even before if they would like,” Martin said. “The parade will be on its way around 10:45 a.m. because of the two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on the dot, as usual.”
Martin said city crews have worked to clear the snow away from the park and they will be ready for a large crowd.
The popular 419 Squadron flypast will once again be a feature of the ceremony. CT-155 Hawks will soar overhead after the 11 a.m. silence. The Hawks arrived at Kamloops airport today (Nov. 10, 2022).
The squadron performed a flyby last year but not in 2020 due to the pandemic.
It will also fly over St. Luke’s Church Cenotaph in Westwold and Ashcroft Cenotaph in Ashcroft.
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