Yesterday was Remembrance Day here in Canada, and Jay and I attended the ceremonies locally. I brought the camera along and took the opportunity to get some photos of the things that were happening. I took tons of photos, but as it turns out only two were worth sharing. Even if there are only two, I am very proud of them as they are also my first attempts at editing in Photoshop!
There was quite a crowd in attendance and we found a little area to stand during the ceremonies right behind the Salvation Army brass band. They provided an abundance of photo opportunities, especially the conductor. You could tell he loves what he does.
We couldn’t see much during the ceremonies themselves, but were able to finally get close to the cenotaph once the wreath-laying ceremony was concluded. That was when I got this great shot of an Air Force Corporal standing his vigil. Unfortunately, the rest stood down before I could get photos of them as well.
I have been attending Remembrance Day ceremonies annually since my early teens and get a little bit emotional between the music and seeing the local veterans in attendance. It was great to see yesterday all the parents who brought their children to attend the ceremonies especially. I even heard a little girl tell her mother after the ceremonies had concluded: “You know Mom, Remembrance Day is very important!” How astute of her. I hope more kids understand this too!