A strong turnout is expected at the Barry’s Bay Legion on Saturday, when community members gather to recognize those who gave their lives in war.
A Remembrance Day ceremony takes place in the lawn of the 250 John St. building. People are asked to arrive by about 10:45 a.m. The traditional playing of the last post and two minutes of silence takes place at 11 a.m.
Legion President Heather Poliquin says several members of CFB Petawawa will be on hand to help mark the occasion. Their presence is a tradition that’s just recently resumed after stopping during the pandemic.
After the ceremony, attendees can come inside for refreshments.
Poliquin says the Barry’s Bay ceremony often brings out about 100 people. She is optimistic about a bigger turnout this year, given that it’s on a Saturday and that a banner program has helped raise the profile of local veterans who have served.
You can also listen to 106.5 Moose FM at 11 on Saturday, as we will be honouring Canadian veterans with special programming.