Hundreds turn out in Mission to honour armed forces

Remembrance Day draws large crowds across the nation

  • Nov. 11, 2014 11:00 a.m.
The  Legion Color Guard led by George Kennedy marches on Remembrance Day in Mission

The Legion Color Guard led by George Kennedy marches on Remembrance Day in Mission

Residents of Mission turned out by the hundreds to honour Canada’s armed forces veterans and present serving members on Tuesday, Remembrance Day, under sunshine and in cool, crisp air.

A crowd estimated at about 300 gathered at the cenotaph in Mission to pay their respects, and Clarke Theatre was filled to its capacity of 700 for further ceremonies on this special day.

A parade marched fromĀ  the Old Windebank School on Stave Lake Street to the theatre.

Many communities saw larger crowds than usual this year, possibly due to the recent shooting in Ottawa, which saw a lone gunman take the life of a reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo standing guard at the National War Memorial on Parliament Hill.