97 years young

Royal Canadian Legion member and Second World War veteran Robert Sinclair stands in front of a banner, which features his photo at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 42, in Selkirk, Man., on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The 97-year-old has been attending the Remembrance Day Service in Selkirk for many years. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

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The community of Selkirk gather to remember and honour local veterans on Nov. 11.

Hundreds of people attended the one-hour service at the Selkirk Recreation Complex. During the Remembrance Day Service a number of acts of remembrance took place.

“Sadly we are losing our First World War veterans,” Johannson. “We’ve lost our First World War veterans.”

These acts demonstrated the many ways to commemorate those who have served and those who continue to serve Canada not only during wartime conflicts, but also during various peacekeeping missions.
The sounding of the ‘Last Post’ was followed by two minutes of silence and then the Lament.

This annual tribute marks the moment in time when the armistice, ended combat in the First World War, which happened to be 101 years ago to the day at this year’s service.