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    4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel John Vass (left), accompanied by 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Jack Durnford place a wreath at the Petawawa Cenotaph. Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post

    Two male soldiers wearing formal uniform walk side by side, one carries Remembrance Day wreath
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    4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel John Vass (left), accompanied by 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Jack Durnford place a wreath at the Petawawa Cenotaph. Photo by Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician

    Two male, one female soldier wearing formal uniforms and masks give salute
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    To mark the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 Pembroke Manager Wanda Laverne, with help from Ted Deon, Legionnaires and several committee members, created a tribute of 101 crosses. (Photo by Lisa Brazeau, Petawawa Post)

    Table with many wooden crosses and poppies on ground in front of memorial stone
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    Legion Past President and member of the Colour Party Bob Howell lowers his flag for the Lament in Petawawa. Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post

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    The Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa was back to nearly full capacity with a huge crowd of people attending. As per tradition, Garrison Petawawa soldiers stood sentry at the cenotaph. Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post

    Five memorial stones with Canada Flag in centre, wreaths in front, and four soldiers in formal uniform standing with heads bowed
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    At the conclusion of the service, those participating and attending, like Beckie Kenrick and Elizabeth Graham, placed their poppies on the cenotaph or on the wreaths placed at its foot. Photo by Lisa Brazeau, Petawawa Post

    Two women place poppies on wreaths in foreground, small crowd in background
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    Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew-Pembroke-Nippising, lays a wreath on behalf of the Federal Government. (Pembroke) Photo by Lisa Brazeau, Petawawa Post

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    Pembroke’s 2021 Silver Cross Mother was Thelma Henshaw who, accompanied by her daughter, placed a wreath at the cenotaph on November 11. While many of the wreaths were pre-laid, a number were laid by dignitaries and special guests at the close of the Remembrance Day ceremony. Photo by Lisa Brazeau, Petawawa Post

    Two women place wreath, soldiers in foreground, crowd and video cameras in background
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    The Pembroke Lumber Kings gathered at the Pembroke cenotaph for the November 11 ceremonies; Captain Brady Egan laid the wreath on behalf of the team. Photo by Lisa Brazeau, Petawawa Post

    Several young men suits and hockey team jerseys stand respectfully, one places wreath
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    People line up after the Nov. 11 ceremony to pay their respects at the Petawawa Cenotaph. Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post

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    Petawawa’s 2021 Silver Cross Mother Jihan Falah, mother of Trooper Marc Diab, is emotional as she prepares to lay a wreath. She is accompanied by Legion President Ralph Kendrick. Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post

    Man holds wreath, walks beside woman, side of memorial stone in forground, crowd in background
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    Petawawa’s 2021 Silver Cross Mother Jihan Falah, mother of Trooper Marc Diab, is emotional as she prepares to lay a wreath. She is accompanied by Legion President Ralph Kendrick. Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post

    Man holds wreath, walks beside woman, side of memorial stone in forground, crowd in background
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    The Last Post was played by Brianna Beebe. Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post

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Remembrance Day 2021: Petawawa & Pembroke

By Patricia Leboeuf & Lisa Brazeau

Posted on Thursday November 18, 2021


Crowds returned to mark Remembrance Day in-person in Petawawa and Pembroke this year, after they were scaled back significantly in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. Hundreds of onlookers attended both services on November 11, 2021, and while there were no parades, the events still featured many of the traditional aspects of the annual ceremony, and both paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of many Canadians who have fallen in service to their country, and to those who continue to serve. At both ceremonies, most wreaths were laid prior to the proceedings, however several were placed at the Petawawa Cenotaph by special guests