Despite the snowfall on 2018's Remembrance Day Service held at the Highwood Memorial Centre, it didn't stop the High River Legion Veterans and the town's community from gathering to pay respects to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.

Lieutenant Chad Cole with the High River Salvation Army was chosen to help lead the service in prayer and song, and says this year's turnout was incredible.

"The Remembrance Day Service seems to draw out the entire town, there's very little parking out there, people are walking blocks just to attend. In my short time here in High River I've come to not to be surprised by the amount of community support. This town is unique, it just rallies behind community events like no other, so it's a fantastic scene here today."

Organizations and members of the community laid wreathes in respect for the veterans service and to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.

Cole says the wreathes help symbolize the communities gratitude.

"Those wreathes are all donated by different companies and people and prominent members of parliament, that symbolize the respect, in remembrance of the soldiers that gave their lives to give us the freedom we enjoy today."

This year the Salvation Army was chosen by the ministerial community to help lead the service, with this year's proceeds going towards supporting their food bank and community family services.

 

 

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