The first major winter storm of the season led to a condensed Remembrance Day service in Hudson, however, despite the snowfall, nearly 40 people visited the cenotaph to pay their respects.
Candlish Memorial, Branch 139, Royal Canadian Legion President Bob Starratt laid three wreathes, representing army, navy, and air force ahead of the ceremony, which was led by Master of Ceremonies Reg Drew, Medal of Military Merit (MMM), Canadian Forces Decoration (CD).
The service included O Canada, the playing of the Last Post, two minutes of silence followed by Reveille. The service also included prayer, scripture reading and the reading of The Act of Remembrance.
The service concluded with the playing of God Save the Queen.
“We haven’t missed a year,” Starratt said following the service, “Happy we got the crowed that we did… It’s very good given weather conditions.”
“It was good to be there. I think it’s important to be there, out in the open and doing the service and paying our respects,” Drew added.