SLIDESHOW: Hope Legion recognizes veterans on Remembrance Day

The public was invited to lay wreaths and poppies following the ceremony at the cenotaph in Hope’s Memorial Park on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)The public was invited to lay wreaths and poppies following the ceremony at the cenotaph in Hope’s Memorial Park on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)
A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)
A young girl has a closer look at the wreaths laid at the Hope cenotaph in Memorial Park on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)A young girl has a closer look at the wreaths laid at the Hope cenotaph in Memorial Park on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)
A veteran takes in the ceremony at the Hope cenotaph on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)A veteran takes in the ceremony at the Hope cenotaph on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)
Officials were invited to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)Officials were invited to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)
Officials were invited to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)Officials were invited to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)
Mayor Peter Robb lays a wreath at the Hope cenotaph on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)Mayor Peter Robb lays a wreath at the Hope cenotaph on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)
The colour party leaves the cenotaph in Hope at the end of the ceremony on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)The colour party leaves the cenotaph in Hope at the end of the ceremony on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)

Remembrance Day was a quiet, solemn affair in Hope this year.

A small number of veterans attended the ceremony, along with officials and dignitaries. The public kept their distance, surrounding the cenotaph loosely, physically distancing as requested by the Hope Legion.

A collection of items left on the cenotaph earlier this year were removed, and will be replaced in the near future. They include teddy bears and shoes left in honour of the 215 children thought to be buried in a Kamloops residential school.

Hope photographer Bill Dobbs captured some of the ceremony with his camera for the Hope Standard.

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