Barriere remembers

The sky was overcast but it stayed dry for the Remembrance Day Parade in Barriere

(R-l) Private Grimm from Edmonton Base

(R-l) Private Grimm from Edmonton Base

The weather cooperated on Nov. 11. The sky was overcast but it stayed nice and dry for the Remembrance Day Parade in Barriere.  Shortly before 11 a.m., the parade moved off led by three RCMP officers in their red serge uniforms, followed by the Legion colour guard, Legion members, cadets, First Responders, Mayor Smith and members of the community. The gathering then moved inside the Legion for the ceremony.  Unfortunately,  due to a miscommunication, programs for the event had not been printed in time.  This brought a moment of humour during the ceremony when no one could remember the words to the second verse of Amazing Grace.  During the proceedings Bill Fowler sang “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’. Numerous wreaths were then laid from organizations, businesses and individuals. Afterwards many spent the afternoon at the Legion socializing and reminiscing.