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HUNDREDS MARK REMEMBRANCE DAY AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK 11/11/2017 12:29:20 PM
Hunderds turned out at the newly dedicated Veterans Memorial Garden in St. Thomas for today's Remembrance Day ceremony.
The service included prayers, the laying of the wreaths, the act of remembrance and a 'lost soldier' fly over.
myFM was able to speak with Gerry Russell following the completion of the ceremony. Gerry is 93 and served in WWII in England, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany and Holland. He finished up his duty in 1945.
He says that peace in our world seems almost impossible to achieve.
He went on to say that it's important to remember those who have sacrificed their lives. He says despite all the work our soldiers did in the first and second world wars, it's sad that there is still conflict to this day.
We also had a chance to speak with Lawrence Taylor, a veteran who served in Korea and Germany. He was sitting right in the front row in the seats that were designated for the veterans right in the middle of the large crowd gathered at Veterans Memorial Garden.
Taylor said that he was very impressed with the community support at this year's ceremony.
He said that he loves the new Veterans Memorial Park and thinks that having all the memorials in one location was the right thing to do.
Taylor was emotional when we asked him what he thinks about on Rememberance Day.
Taylor also told me that he thinks that it's important that people take the time to remember those who gave their lives everyday, and not just today.
Thank you to all those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom both at home and around the world.