Remembrance in Oromocto

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“In Flanders fields the poppy’s blow between the crosses, row on row, that marks our place; and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below.”

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One of many poems made and spoken for Canada’s day of remembrance to those that have paid the ultimate price.

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In Oromocto, New Brunswick, large crowds flow out to watch the parade of soldiers march to the towns cenotaph.

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The military population of Oromocto is large, creating close relations with civilian citizens.

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Many soldiers are in attendance to pay their respects to the fallen.

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Both active duty and retired.

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Fallen soldiers from the town are spoken out so everyone can remember.

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The ceremony ends with soldiers lining up and placing their poppy on the many reefs surrounding the cenotaph.

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This is what brings a close to the Oromocto remembrance day ceremony.

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The poppies represent the responsibility to never forget.

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