Port Moody Remembrance Day Ceremonies
November 11, 2004
A thick fog blanketed the downtown area of Port Moody for today's Remembrance Day parade.
Rebecca's Girl Guides group marched in the parade again this year.
The ceremonies included two cannons this year.
That meant twice as many booms!
Things to remember...
- Armistice Day commemorated the signing of the treaty to end World War I, the "war to end all wars", on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
- 600,000 Canadians fought in World War I.
- 172,000 were wounded.
- 69,000 were killed.
- 8 are alive today.
- Renamed to Remembrance Day after World War II.
- More than 1,000,000 Canadians served in World War II.
- 2004 was the 60th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy where there were 18,444 Canadian casualties.
Source: CBC News Indepth.