Bowen Island held its annual Remembrance Day ceremony last Saturday morning, honouring both Islanders and those across Canada who have served this island and country.
The ceremony at the Snug Cove Cenotaph featured many of the traditional November 11 elements, including a Colour Guard procession to begin the event, readings of war poems In Flanders Fields and High Flight, and playing of The Last Post. Bowen Island United Church Rev. Lorraine Ashdown and Jason Zahara from the Bowen Island Legion, Branch 150 led the ceremony.
Several community groups laid wreaths on the Cenotaph to conclude the ceremony. In Bowen tradition, those gathered - a number well into the hundreds - then placed their Poppies on the Cenotaph. Post-ceremony activities included touring a Remembrance Day exhibit at the Museum, and lunch at the Legion.