They came to honour those men and women who had sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we now enjoy.
A crowd estimated at over 1,000 was on hand in Thunderbird Memorial Square on Monday to hear about Canada’s contributions in the First and Second World Wars as well as the Korean and Afghan wars. Those present also were reminded of the vital peace keeping efforts of Canadian military personnel around the world.
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 colour party led a procession into the parade square that included members of today’s military, both Abbotsford Police and RCMP, fire, corrections officers, paramedics and the 861 Silver Fox Squadron band.
A fly past marked the 11th hour as the sound of the bugle and bagpipes were heard at the beginning and end of the minute of silence.